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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,860
25th Percentile Wage
$37,490
50th Percentile Wage
$45,280
75th Percentile Wage
$54,110
90th Percentile Wage
$61,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Maine in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,860.

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
$45,280
-5.98% 3.31%
2016
$47,990
1.65% -
2015
$47,200
2.25% -
2014
$46,140
3.47% -
2013
$44,540
1.71% -
2012
$43,780
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Maine cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Maine ranges from $38,580 to $50,740. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Maine is Portland-South Portland-Biddeford with a median annual salary of $50,740. The second highest paying city/area in Maine State is Bangor (mean annual salary $47,510). The lowest paying area is Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,580.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford
$50,740
Bangor
$47,510
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area
$44,440
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area
$38,580




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