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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,180
25th Percentile Wage
$41,070
50th Percentile Wage
$47,950
75th Percentile Wage
$56,440
90th Percentile Wage
$63,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,200. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,180.

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
$47,950
2.00% 8.51%
2016
$46,990
3.98% -
2015
$45,120
2.04% -
2014
$44,200
1.88% -
2013
$43,370
-1.15% -
2012
$43,870
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Ohio cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Ohio ranges from $38,510 to $54,190. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Ohio is Dayton with a median annual salary of $54,190. The second highest paying city/area in Ohio State is Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor (mean annual salary $52,790). The lowest paying area is Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dayton
$54,190
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
$52,790
Lima
$52,110
Columbus
$50,810
Toledo
$50,160
Akron
$49,040
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$46,790
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$46,700
Sandusky
$46,410
Canton-Massillon
$45,170
Cincinnati-Middletown
$43,920
Springfield
$42,520
Mansfield
$41,220
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$39,930
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$38,510




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