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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in Maine

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$69,390
75th Percentile Wage
$56,900
50th Percentile Wage
$46,140
25th Percentile Wage
$39,410
10th Percentile Wage
$33,160

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 $69,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,160.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$33.36
75th Percentile Wage
$27.35
50th Percentile Wage
$22.18
25th Percentile Wage
$18.95
10th Percentile Wage
$15.94

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Maine in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $33.36. The median hourly salary is $22.18. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.94.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $46,140 3.59%
2013 $44,540 1.74%
2012 $43,780 -0.61%
2011 $44,050 4.81%
2010 $42,030 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Maine from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 9.78%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.74%. We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 4.81% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-0.61%).

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Power Plant Operators
$82,220
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$45,230
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$46,140
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$56,810
Other Plant and System Operators
$36,620

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

Table 5 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 $43,610 to $47,180. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Maine is Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,180. The second highest paying city/area in Maine State is Portland-South Portland-Biddeford (mean annual salary $44,620). The lowest paying area is Bangor with a median annual salary of $43,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area
$47,180
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford
$44,620
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area
$43,980
Bangor
$43,610

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary by State

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