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 amongst Nebraska cities 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 Nebraska

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$55,280
75th Percentile Wage
$46,700
50th Percentile Wage
$38,880
25th Percentile Wage
$32,830
10th Percentile Wage
$26,590

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 $55,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,590.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$26.58
75th Percentile Wage
$22.45
50th Percentile Wage
$18.69
25th Percentile Wage
$15.78
10th Percentile Wage
$12.79

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Nebraska in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $26.58. The median hourly salary is $18.69. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.79.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $38,880 1.91%
2013 $38,150 -1.11%
2012 $38,580 5.50%
2011 $36,570 0.91%
2010 $36,240 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Nebraska from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 7.28%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -1.11%.We also note that the average annual wage had a sizable growth of 5.50% in the year 2012 and a small increase of 0.91% in 2011.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$81,700
Power Plant Operators
$68,120
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$43,670
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$38,880
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$37,070
Gas Plant Operators
$60,130
Other Plant and System Operators
$52,180

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

Table 5 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 $36,450 to $48,040. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Nebraska is Lincoln with a median annual salary of $48,040. The second highest paying city/area in Nebraska State is Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $42,110). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,450.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lincoln
$48,040
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$42,110
Omaha-Council Bluffs
$41,590
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$39,660
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$36,500
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$36,450

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary by State

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