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

The average annual and hourly salaries for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in the state of Oregon 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 Oregon 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,470
25th Percentile Wage
$45,840
50th Percentile Wage
$55,820
75th Percentile Wage
$64,420
90th Percentile Wage
$75,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Oregon 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 $55,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,470.

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
$55,820
2.11% 10.96%
2016
$54,640
1.06% -
2015
$54,060
5.11% -
2014
$51,300
0.86% -
2013
$50,860
2.28% -
2012
$49,700
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Oregon cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Oregon ranges from $46,950 to $59,020. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Oregon is Eugene-Springfield with a median annual salary of $59,020. The second highest paying city/area in Oregon State is Medford (mean annual salary $57,940). The lowest paying area is Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eugene-Springfield
$59,020
Medford
$57,940
Bend
$57,550
Salem
$53,530
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$49,640
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$49,530
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$47,430
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area
$46,950




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