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

The average annual and hourly salaries for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in the state of Kansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators amongst Kansas 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 Kansas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,870
25th Percentile Wage
$32,020
50th Percentile Wage
$38,140
75th Percentile Wage
$46,840
90th Percentile Wage
$56,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Kansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $56,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,870.

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
$38,140
4.06% 10.44%
2016
$36,590
0.68% -
2015
$36,340
-0.17% -
2014
$36,400
-0.85% -
2013
$36,710
6.95% -
2012
$34,160
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Kansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Kansas ranges from $37,720 to $40,550. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Kansas is Lawrence with a median annual salary of $40,550. The second highest paying city/area in Kansas State is Manhattan (mean annual salary $39,850). The lowest paying area is Kansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lawrence
$40,550
Manhattan
$39,850
Topeka
$38,890
Wichita
$38,680
Kansas nonmetropolitan area
$37,720




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