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 cities 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 Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,790
25th Percentile Wage
$45,670
50th Percentile Wage
$54,560
75th Percentile Wage
$62,730
90th Percentile Wage
$73,660

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 $73,660. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,790.

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
$54,560
2.40% 7.61%
2016
$53,250
4.32% -
2015
$50,950
-2.69% -
2014
$52,320
3.31% -
2013
$50,590
0.36% -
2012
$50,410
- -

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

Table 3 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 $46,100 to $58,840. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Massachusetts is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton with a median annual salary of $58,840. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Framingham (mean annual salary $58,330). The lowest paying area is North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,100.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$58,840
Framingham
$58,330
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$56,390
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$56,000
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$55,990
Barnstable Town
$55,950
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$55,700
Peabody
$54,300
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$54,280
Worcester
$53,590
Springfield
$52,430
New Bedford
$51,960
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$48,100
Pittsfield
$47,460
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$46,100




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