Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary Information in New Hampshire

The average annual and hourly salaries for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in the state of New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in New Hampshire

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,770
25th Percentile Wage
$42,730
50th Percentile Wage
$49,770
75th Percentile Wage
$59,290
90th Percentile Wage
$66,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in New Hampshire in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $66,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,770.

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
$49,770
-1.27% 10.49%
2016
$50,400
4.76% -
2015
$48,000
2.19% -
2014
$46,950
2.81% -
2013
$45,630
2.37% -
2012
$44,550
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some New Hampshire cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of New Hampshire ranges from $36,860 to $60,210. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in New Hampshire is Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury with a median annual salary of $60,210. The second highest paying city/area in New Hampshire State is Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford (mean annual salary $57,160). The lowest paying area is Lawrence-Methuen-Salem with a median annual salary of $36,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury
$60,210
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford
$57,160
Nashua
$55,080
Portsmouth
$53,920
Manchester
$52,990
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
$46,220
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
$46,190
Rochester-Dover
$45,520
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
$43,930
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem
$36,860




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