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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$59,550
75th Percentile Wage
$47,110
50th Percentile Wage
$36,130
25th Percentile Wage
$27,910
10th Percentile Wage
$22,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,230.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$28.63
75th Percentile Wage
$22.65
50th Percentile Wage
$17.37
25th Percentile Wage
$13.42
10th Percentile Wage
$10.69

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $28.63. The median hourly salary is $17.37. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.69.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $36,130 1.40%
2013 $35,630 0.74%
2012 $35,370 19.01%
2011 $29,720 1.68%
2010 $29,230 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of New Mexico from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 23.61%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.74%. We also note that the average annual wage had a sizable growth of 19.01% in the year 2012 and a moderate increase of 1.68% in 2011.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$80,890
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$40,270
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$36,130
Gas Plant Operators
$57,120
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$62,060
Other Plant and System Operators
$70,010

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

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some New Mexico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of New Mexico ranges from $30,480 to $47,700. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in New Mexico is Santa Fe with a median annual salary of $47,700. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Albuquerque (mean annual salary $37,460). The lowest paying area is North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $30,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Santa Fe
$47,700
Albuquerque
$37,460
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$34,630
Las Cruces
$32,490
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$32,150
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$30,480

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary by State

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