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

The average annual and hourly salaries for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in the state of Indiana 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 Indiana 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 Indiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,840
25th Percentile Wage
$34,270
50th Percentile Wage
$41,390
75th Percentile Wage
$49,150
90th Percentile Wage
$58,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $58,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,840.

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
$41,390
-1.57% 7.03%
2016
$42,040
3.90% -
2015
$40,400
3.42% -
2014
$39,020
0.95% -
2013
$38,650
0.44% -
2012
$38,480
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Indiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Indiana ranges from $30,020 to $46,200. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Indiana is Michigan City-La Porte with a median annual salary of $46,200. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Fort Wayne (mean annual salary $45,450). The lowest paying area is Terre Haute with a median annual salary of $30,020.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Michigan City-La Porte
$46,200
Fort Wayne
$45,450
Gary
$44,870
Anderson
$44,630
Bloomington
$44,510
Indianapolis-Carmel
$44,350
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$43,020
Elkhart-Goshen
$42,870
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$42,280
Lafayette
$40,630
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$38,650
Muncie
$38,290
Kokomo
$36,980
Terre Haute
$30,020




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