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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$59,540
75th Percentile Wage
$51,710
50th Percentile Wage
$44,200
25th Percentile Wage
$36,310
10th Percentile Wage
$26,230

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 $59,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,230.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$28.63
75th Percentile Wage
$24.86
50th Percentile Wage
$21.25
25th Percentile Wage
$17.45
10th Percentile Wage
$12.61

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $28.63. The median hourly salary is $21.25. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.61.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $44,200 1.91%
2013 $43,370 -1.14%
2012 $43,870 0.97%
2011 $43,450 1.00%
2010 $43,020 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Ohio from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 2.74%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -1.14%.We also note that the average annual wage had a small growth of 0.97% in the year 2012 and a small increase of 1.00% in 2011.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$44,200
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$43,650
Gas Plant Operators
$64,250
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$63,830
Other Plant and System Operators
$51,810
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$72,510
Power Plant Operators
$67,810

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

Table 5 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 $31,060 to $51,760. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Ohio is Lima with a median annual salary of $51,760. The second highest paying city/area in Ohio State is Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor (mean annual salary $49,600). The lowest paying area is Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $31,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lima
$51,760
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
$49,600
Dayton
$47,730
Toledo
$46,760
Columbus
$46,630
Sandusky
$46,410
Akron
$44,890
Cincinnati-Middletown
$44,590
Canton-Massillon
$44,520
Mansfield
$43,980
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$42,660
Springfield
$42,520
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$40,270
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$36,020
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$31,060

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary by State

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