Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary Information in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,650
25th Percentile Wage
$26,570
50th Percentile Wage
$31,960
75th Percentile Wage
$44,640
90th Percentile Wage
$51,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $51,370. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $18,650.

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
$31,960
4.54% -29.63%
2016
$30,510
-18.85% -
2015
$36,260
-11.31% -
2014
$40,360
0.52% -
2013
$40,150
-3.19% -
2012
$41,430
- -

Table 3. Compare Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $31,960, Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is the lowest paying city for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Pennsylvania, following city of Newark-Union (median annual salary of $59,710). In comparison, the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is 46.5 percent (46.5%) lower than that in the highest paying city Newark-Union.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$59,710
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$55,060
Pittsburgh
$54,660
State College
$54,000
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$53,050
York-Hanover
$51,860
Johnstown
$50,050
Erie
$49,320
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$49,190
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$48,490
Lancaster
$48,170
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$48,100
Philadelphia
$47,320
Reading
$45,780
Williamsport
$45,460
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$43,940
Lebanon
$43,890
Altoona
$42,690
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$41,100
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$35,290
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$31,960



See also: Top paying jobs in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania.