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

The average annual and hourly salaries for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in the state of Michigan 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 Michigan 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$59,300
75th Percentile Wage
$52,060
50th Percentile Wage
$45,280
25th Percentile Wage
$40,000
10th Percentile Wage
$33,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,170.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$28.51
75th Percentile Wage
$25.03
50th Percentile Wage
$21.77
25th Percentile Wage
$19.23
10th Percentile Wage
$15.95

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $28.51. The median hourly salary is $21.77. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.95.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $45,280 4.02%
2013 $43,530 0.23%
2012 $43,430 1.14%
2011 $42,940 1.42%
2010 $42,340 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Michigan from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 6.94%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.23%. We also note that the average annual wage had a small growth of 1.14% in the year 2012 and a moderate increase of 1.42% in 2011.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$45,280
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$51,980
Gas Plant Operators
$69,530
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$55,010
Other Plant and System Operators
$45,340
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$83,350
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$76,960

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

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Michigan ranges from $34,830 to $56,100. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Michigan is Ann Arbor with a median annual salary of $56,100. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills (mean annual salary $50,520). The lowest paying area is South Bend-Mishawaka with a median annual salary of $34,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ann Arbor
$56,100
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$50,520
Flint
$49,480
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$48,540
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$48,530
Lansing-East Lansing
$47,310
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$46,370
Kalamazoo-Portage
$45,260
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$44,880
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$44,510
Niles-Benton Harbor
$43,570
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$43,310
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$42,620
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$41,880
Battle Creek
$41,330
South Bend-Mishawaka
$34,830

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary by State

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