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 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 Mississippi

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$48,970
75th Percentile Wage
$41,750
50th Percentile Wage
$33,900
25th Percentile Wage
$26,490
10th Percentile Wage
$21,030

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 $48,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,030.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$23.54
75th Percentile Wage
$20.07
50th Percentile Wage
$16.30
25th Percentile Wage
$12.74
10th Percentile Wage
$10.11

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $23.54. The median hourly salary is $16.30. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.11.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $33,900 9.11%
2013 $31,070 2.88%
2012 $30,200 3.25%
2011 $29,250 4.06%
2010 $28,110 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Mississippi from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 20.60%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 2.88%. We also note that the average annual wage had a relatively large growth of 3.25% in the year 2012 and a relatively large increase of 4.06% in 2011.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$33,900
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$51,190
Gas Plant Operators
$67,310
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$71,930
Other Plant and System Operators
$47,950
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$76,330
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$70,410

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

Table 5 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 $28,140 to $41,780. 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 $41,780. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Pascagoula (mean annual salary $35,340). The lowest paying area is Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,140.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$41,780
Pascagoula
$35,340
Hattiesburg
$34,890
Gulfport-Biloxi
$33,270
Jackson
$33,240
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$31,170
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$30,320
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$28,140

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary by State

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