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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,040
25th Percentile Wage
$50,780
50th Percentile Wage
$64,170
75th Percentile Wage
$77,730
90th Percentile Wage
$89,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Nevada in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $89,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,040.

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
$64,170
0.39% 8.40%
2016
$63,920
3.21% -
2015
$61,870
-3.52% -
2014
$64,050
2.70% -
2013
$62,320
5.68% -
2012
$58,780
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Nevada cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Nevada ranges from $48,830 to $68,810. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Nevada is Las Vegas-Paradise with a median annual salary of $68,810. The second highest paying city/area in Nevada State is Reno-Sparks (mean annual salary $63,910). The lowest paying area is Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Las Vegas-Paradise
$68,810
Reno-Sparks
$63,910
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area
$56,760
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area
$48,830




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