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 metropolitan 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$56,680
75th Percentile Wage
$46,070
50th Percentile Wage
$37,650
25th Percentile Wage
$32,090
10th Percentile Wage
$26,330

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 $56,680. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,330.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$27.25
75th Percentile Wage
$22.15
50th Percentile Wage
$18.10
25th Percentile Wage
$15.43
10th Percentile Wage
$12.66

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Idaho in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $27.25. The median hourly salary is $18.10. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.66.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $37,650 3.04%
2013 $36,540 1.56%
2012 $35,980 -4.61%
2011 $37,720 7.46%
2010 $35,100 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Idaho from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 7.26%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.56%. We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 7.46% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-4.61%).

Table 4. Average Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Wage in Idaho vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Power Plant Operators
$67,320
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$44,850
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$37,650
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$54,980

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in Idaho Cities

Table 5 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 $33,160 to $47,880. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Idaho is East Idaho nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,880. The second highest paying city/area in Idaho State is Coeur dAlene (mean annual salary $40,780). The lowest paying area is Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $33,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$47,880
Coeur dAlene
$40,780
Pocatello
$39,950
Idaho Falls
$37,770
Boise City-Nampa
$37,330
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$36,270
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$35,170
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$33,160

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary by State

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