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 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 Oklahoma

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,490
25th Percentile Wage
$27,230
50th Percentile Wage
$32,720
75th Percentile Wage
$39,550
90th Percentile Wage
$49,070

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 $49,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,490.

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
$32,720
2.23% 2.14%
2016
$31,990
0.75% -
2015
$31,750
-8.03% -
2014
$34,300
-0.44% -
2013
$34,450
7.05% -
2012
$32,020
- -

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

Table 3 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 $29,460 to $40,570. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Oklahoma is Oklahoma City with a median annual salary of $40,570. The second highest paying city/area in Oklahoma State is Tulsa (mean annual salary $34,440). The lowest paying area is Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,460.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Oklahoma City
$40,570
Tulsa
$34,440
Fort Smith
$33,400
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$32,440
Lawton
$32,190
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$31,190
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$30,940
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$29,460




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