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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,260
25th Percentile Wage
$35,470
50th Percentile Wage
$43,260
75th Percentile Wage
$50,830
90th Percentile Wage
$61,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Nebraska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,260.

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
$43,260
5.64% 10.82%
2016
$40,820
4.83% -
2015
$38,850
-0.08% -
2014
$38,880
1.88% -
2013
$38,150
-1.13% -
2012
$38,580
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Nebraska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Nebraska ranges from $36,480 to $53,580. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Nebraska is Lincoln with a median annual salary of $53,580. The second highest paying city/area in Nebraska State is Omaha-Council Bluffs (mean annual salary $46,020). The lowest paying area is Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lincoln
$53,580
Omaha-Council Bluffs
$46,020
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$42,730
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$42,550
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$41,360
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$36,480




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