Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary Information in Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan

The annual and hourly salary statistics of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,310
25th Percentile Wage
$42,320
50th Percentile Wage
$50,690
75th Percentile Wage
$58,300
90th Percentile Wage
$63,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $34,310.

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
$50,690
0.51% 19.94%
2016
$50,430
6.66% -
2015
$47,070
1.49% -
2014
$46,370
10.70% -
2013
$41,410
2.00% -
2012
$40,580
- -

Table 3. Compare Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary in Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn with Other Michigan Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $50,690 in Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn is in the middle of salary range for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Michigan. In comparison, the annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn is 10.9 percent (10.9%) lower than that in the highest paying Ann Arbor and 30.5 percent (30.5%) higher than that in the lowest paying Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ann Arbor
$56,890
Lansing-East Lansing
$56,090
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$50,690
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$50,520
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$49,700
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$49,610
Flint
$46,380
South Bend-Mishawaka
$45,850
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$45,790
Niles-Benton Harbor
$45,540
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$44,970
Battle Creek
$44,630
Holland-Grand Haven
$44,370
Monroe
$43,900
Bay City
$43,780
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$42,840
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$40,750
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$40,010
Kalamazoo-Portage
$39,910
Jackson
$38,180
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$35,230



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