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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$54,130
75th Percentile Wage
$46,180
50th Percentile Wage
$39,020
25th Percentile Wage
$32,960
10th Percentile Wage
$27,050

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 $54,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,050.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$26.03
75th Percentile Wage
$22.20
50th Percentile Wage
$18.76
25th Percentile Wage
$15.85
10th Percentile Wage
$13.01

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $26.03. The median hourly salary is $18.76. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.01.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $39,020 0.96%
2013 $38,650 0.44%
2012 $38,480 2.39%
2011 $37,580 1.90%
2010 $36,880 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Indiana from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 5.80%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.44%. We also note that the average annual wage had a moderate growth of 2.39% in the year 2012 and a moderate increase of 1.90% in 2011.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$39,020
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$52,900
Gas Plant Operators
$67,080
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$45,620
Other Plant and System Operators
$47,300
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$81,100
Power Plant Operators
$74,960

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

Table 5 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 $24,530 to $44,630. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Indiana is Anderson with a median annual salary of $44,630. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Elkhart-Goshen (mean annual salary $43,090). The lowest paying area is Terre Haute with a median annual salary of $24,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Anderson
$44,630
Elkhart-Goshen
$43,090
Bloomington
$43,080
Fort Wayne
$42,190
Gary
$42,040
Lafayette
$40,630
Indianapolis-Carmel
$39,930
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$38,260
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$38,010
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$37,990
Kokomo
$36,980
Michigan City-La Porte
$36,480
Muncie
$36,470
Terre Haute
$24,530

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary by State

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