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 among New York metropolitan 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$75,740
75th Percentile Wage
$66,690
50th Percentile Wage
$51,770
25th Percentile Wage
$41,960
10th Percentile Wage
$32,830

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 $75,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,830.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$36.40
75th Percentile Wage
$32.06
50th Percentile Wage
$24.89
25th Percentile Wage
$20.17
10th Percentile Wage
$15.78

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.40. The median hourly salary is $24.89. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.78.

Table 3. Average Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Wage in New York vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$51,770
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$54,120
Gas Plant Operators
$69,160
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$56,360
Other Plant and System Operators
$59,000
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$89,910
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$90,480

Table 4. Median Annual Salary of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in New York Cities

Table 4 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 $33,260 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 $64,930). The lowest paying area is Utica-Rome with a median annual salary of $33,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$69,560
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$64,930
Nassau-Suffolk
$61,350
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$51,380
Elmira
$51,240
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$49,810
Rochester
$48,210
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$46,970
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$45,730
Ithaca
$45,120
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$44,620
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$44,570
Syracuse
$44,520
Binghamton
$43,800
Kingston
$42,370
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$42,190
Glens Falls
$40,770
Utica-Rome
$33,260

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary by State

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