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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$62,410
75th Percentile Wage
$52,990
50th Percentile Wage
$43,670
25th Percentile Wage
$35,170
10th Percentile Wage
$28,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Maryland in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,590.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$30.01
75th Percentile Wage
$25.48
50th Percentile Wage
$21.00
25th Percentile Wage
$16.91
10th Percentile Wage
$13.74

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Maryland in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.01. The median hourly salary is $21.00. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.74.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $43,670 3.75%
2013 $42,090 -1.24%
2012 $42,620 -0.28%
2011 $42,740 5.48%
2010 $40,520 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Maryland from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 7.77%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -1.24%.We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 5.48% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-0.28%).

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$43,670
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$58,840
Gas Plant Operators
$60,140
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$57,910
Other Plant and System Operators
$60,640
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$83,280
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$68,370

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

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Maryland cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Maryland ranges from $32,570 to $51,920. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Maryland is Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick with a median annual salary of $51,920. The second highest paying city/area in Maryland State is Baltimore-Towson (mean annual salary $43,120). The lowest paying area is Salisbury with a median annual salary of $32,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick
$51,920
Baltimore-Towson
$43,120
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area
$41,730
Salisbury
$32,570

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary by State

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