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

The average annual and hourly salaries for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in the state of Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators amongst Montana 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 Montana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,210
25th Percentile Wage
$35,720
50th Percentile Wage
$44,240
75th Percentile Wage
$52,280
90th Percentile Wage
$60,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $60,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,210.

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
$44,240
2.64% 17.29%
2016
$43,070
1.65% -
2015
$42,360
12.13% -
2014
$37,220
3.55% -
2013
$35,900
-1.92% -
2012
$36,590
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Montana ranges from $32,270 to $47,950. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Montana is Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,950. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Billings (mean annual salary $47,120). The lowest paying area is Missoula with a median annual salary of $32,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$47,950
Billings
$47,120
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$44,710
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$44,620
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$37,930
Great Falls
$37,590
Missoula
$32,270




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