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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$73,920
75th Percentile Wage
$60,880
50th Percentile Wage
$52,320
25th Percentile Wage
$44,080
10th Percentile Wage
$38,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $73,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,460.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$35.54
75th Percentile Wage
$29.27
50th Percentile Wage
$25.15
25th Percentile Wage
$21.19
10th Percentile Wage
$18.48

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $35.54. The median hourly salary is $25.15. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.48.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $52,320 3.42%
2013 $50,590 0.36%
2012 $50,410 6.28%
2011 $47,430 -1.54%
2010 $48,170 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Massachusetts from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 8.62%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.36%. We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 6.28% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -1.54%.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$52,320
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$48,920
Gas Plant Operators
$71,120
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$58,070
Other Plant and System Operators
$58,430
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$88,620
Power Plant Operators
$76,940

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

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Massachusetts ranges from $36,840 to $57,190. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $57,190. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner (mean annual salary $55,700). The lowest paying area is Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$57,190
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$55,700
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$55,330
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$52,550
Barnstable Town
$50,860
Peabody
$50,280
Worcester
$49,560
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$48,440
Springfield
$48,110
Framingham
$46,950
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$46,100
New Bedford
$43,900
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$36,840

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary by State

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