Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary Information in Idaho

The average annual and hourly salaries for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in the state of Idaho are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators among Idaho areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in Idaho

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,820
25th Percentile Wage
$33,200
50th Percentile Wage
$39,400
75th Percentile Wage
$48,280
90th Percentile Wage
$59,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Idaho in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,820.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$39,400
-2.34% 8.68%
2016
$40,320
5.13% -
2015
$38,250
1.57% -
2014
$37,650
2.95% -
2013
$36,540
1.53% -
2012
$35,980
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in Idaho Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Idaho cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Idaho ranges from $31,730 to $50,830. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Idaho is Coeur dAlene with a median annual salary of $50,830. The second highest paying city/area in Idaho State is Pocatello (mean annual salary $44,570). The lowest paying area is Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $31,730.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Coeur dAlene
$50,830
Pocatello
$44,570
Idaho Falls
$43,140
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$40,870
Boise City-Nampa
$40,000
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$38,810
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$36,510
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$31,730




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