Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in the state of South Carolina 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 South Carolina 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$82,840
75th Percentile Wage
$52,210
50th Percentile Wage
$39,230
25th Percentile Wage
$30,350
10th Percentile Wage
$22,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $82,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,780.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$39.83
75th Percentile Wage
$25.10
50th Percentile Wage
$18.86
25th Percentile Wage
$14.59
10th Percentile Wage
$10.95

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $39.83. The median hourly salary is $18.86. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.95.

Table 3. Average Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Wage in South Carolina vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$49,270
Power Plant Operators
$58,050
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$53,240
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$39,230
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$42,510
Gas Plant Operators
$54,130
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$47,210

Table 4. Median Annual Salary of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in South Carolina Cities

Table 4 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of South Carolina ranges from $24,900 to $80,750. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in South Carolina is Augusta-Richmond County with a median annual salary of $80,750. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $44,120). The lowest paying area is Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Augusta-Richmond County
$80,750
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$44,120
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$42,620
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$37,780
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$35,850
Columbia
$35,130
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$34,970
Sumter
$34,660
Anderson
$34,060
Florence
$33,270
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$33,240
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$24,900

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary by State

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