Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary Information in North Dakota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,930
25th Percentile Wage
$36,030
50th Percentile Wage
$46,100
75th Percentile Wage
$57,980
90th Percentile Wage
$75,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in North Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,930.

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
$46,100
7.33% 20.52%
2016
$42,720
-4.92% -
2015
$44,820
-0.56% -
2014
$45,070
1.38% -
2013
$44,450
17.57% -
2012
$36,640
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some North Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of North Dakota ranges from $39,280 to $60,500. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in North Dakota is Fargo with a median annual salary of $60,500. The second highest paying city/area in North Dakota State is Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $52,180). The lowest paying area is Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fargo
$60,500
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$52,180
Grand Forks
$49,420
Bismarck
$47,700
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$44,790
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$43,660
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$39,280




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