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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$54,540
75th Percentile Wage
$43,770
50th Percentile Wage
$34,300
25th Percentile Wage
$27,460
10th Percentile Wage
$23,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Oklahoma in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $54,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,120.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$26.22
75th Percentile Wage
$21.05
50th Percentile Wage
$16.48
25th Percentile Wage
$13.20
10th Percentile Wage
$11.11

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Oklahoma in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $26.22. The median hourly salary is $16.48. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.11.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $34,300 -0.44%
2013 $34,450 7.59%
2012 $32,020 9.96%
2011 $29,120 4.11%
2010 $27,970 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Oklahoma from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 22.63%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 7.59%. We also note that the average annual wage had a sizable growth of 9.96% in the year 2012 and a relatively large increase of 4.11% in 2011.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$34,300
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$51,950
Gas Plant Operators
$54,270
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$60,410
Other Plant and System Operators
$49,570
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$73,160
Power Plant Operators
$65,520

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

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Oklahoma cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Oklahoma ranges from $30,380 to $37,370. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Oklahoma is Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,370. The second highest paying city/area in Oklahoma State is Oklahoma City (mean annual salary $35,460). The lowest paying area is Lawton with a median annual salary of $30,380.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$37,370
Oklahoma City
$35,460
Tulsa
$35,000
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$34,960
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$33,300
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$32,870
Fort Smith
$32,050
Lawton
$30,380

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary by State

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