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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,700
25th Percentile Wage
$25,380
50th Percentile Wage
$33,280
75th Percentile Wage
$45,000
90th Percentile Wage
$56,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $56,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,700.

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
$33,280
-0.42% 9.25%
2016
$33,420
-4.91% -
2015
$35,060
3.31% -
2014
$33,900
8.35% -
2013
$31,070
2.80% -
2012
$30,200
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Mississippi ranges from $25,090 to $38,590. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Mississippi is Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,590. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Gulfport-Biloxi (mean annual salary $37,970). The lowest paying area is Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $25,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$38,590
Gulfport-Biloxi
$37,970
Pascagoula
$35,340
Hattiesburg
$32,500
Jackson
$30,330
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$30,110
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$27,920
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$25,090




Related:

💰 Highest paying cities for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

💰 Highest paying industries for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators.