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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,220
25th Percentile Wage
$33,380
50th Percentile Wage
$41,280
75th Percentile Wage
$51,090
90th Percentile Wage
$65,520

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 $65,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,220.

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
$41,280
2.03% 9.96%
2016
$40,440
-0.22% -
2015
$40,530
3.21% -
2014
$39,230
0.13% -
2013
$39,180
5.13% -
2012
$37,170
- -

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

Table 3 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 $34,060 to $46,710. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in South Carolina is Spartanburg with a median annual salary of $46,710. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway (mean annual salary $45,170). The lowest paying area is Anderson with a median annual salary of $34,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Spartanburg
$46,710
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$45,170
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$45,150
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$42,810
Augusta-Richmond County
$41,960
Columbia
$38,900
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$36,930
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$36,760
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$36,690
Florence
$36,560
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$36,060
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$35,390
Sumter
$35,350
Anderson
$34,060




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