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

The average annual and hourly salaries for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in the state of Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,140
25th Percentile Wage
$32,690
50th Percentile Wage
$39,370
75th Percentile Wage
$48,130
90th Percentile Wage
$57,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $57,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,140.

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
$39,370
1.04% 8.66%
2016
$38,960
1.69% -
2015
$38,300
1.49% -
2014
$37,730
0.53% -
2013
$37,530
4.18% -
2012
$35,960
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Tennessee ranges from $30,780 to $47,140. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Tennessee is Jackson with a median annual salary of $47,140. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Knoxville (mean annual salary $44,180). The lowest paying area is Johnson City with a median annual salary of $30,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jackson
$47,140
Knoxville
$44,180
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$41,700
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$39,920
Memphis
$39,360
Morristown
$38,870
Chattanooga
$38,420
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$37,660
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$37,370
Clarksville
$37,180
Cleveland
$36,940
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$35,910
Johnson City
$30,780




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