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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,270
25th Percentile Wage
$43,420
50th Percentile Wage
$53,240
75th Percentile Wage
$66,090
90th Percentile Wage
$79,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,270.

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
$53,240
2.85% 3.38%
2016
$51,720
1.49% -
2015
$50,950
-1.61% -
2014
$51,770
-1.26% -
2013
$52,420
1.87% -
2012
$51,440
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of New York ranges from $38,570 to $69,560. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in New York is New York-White Plains-Wayne with a median annual salary of $69,560. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (mean annual salary $63,750). The lowest paying area is Utica-Rome with a median annual salary of $38,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$69,560
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$63,750
Nassau-Suffolk
$61,200
Rochester
$51,950
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$51,390
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$51,380
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$51,370
Elmira
$51,280
Ithaca
$50,920
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$48,890
Binghamton
$48,670
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$47,170
Syracuse
$47,110
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$46,310
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$45,190
Glens Falls
$44,020
Kingston
$42,660
Utica-Rome
$38,570




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