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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$52,940
75th Percentile Wage
$42,790
50th Percentile Wage
$34,430
25th Percentile Wage
$27,680
10th Percentile Wage
$22,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $52,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,590.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$25.45
75th Percentile Wage
$20.57
50th Percentile Wage
$16.55
25th Percentile Wage
$13.31
10th Percentile Wage
$10.86

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $25.45. The median hourly salary is $16.55. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.86.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $34,430 2.71%
2013 $33,520 2.16%
2012 $32,810 1.86%
2011 $32,210 1.51%
2010 $31,730 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Texas from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 8.51%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 2.16%. We also note that the average annual wage had a moderate growth of 1.86% in the year 2012 and a moderate increase of 1.51% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Wage in Texas vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$34,430
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$67,680
Gas Plant Operators
$63,360
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$62,760
Other Plant and System Operators
$52,620
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$59,570
Power Plant Operators
$66,060

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in Texas Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Texas ranges from $24,150 to $39,730. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Texas is San Antonio-New Braunfels with a median annual salary of $39,730. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Victoria (mean annual salary $38,990). The lowest paying area is Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$39,730
Victoria
$38,990
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$38,330
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$37,700
Amarillo
$37,440
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$37,380
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$37,110
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$36,660
Tyler
$36,480
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$36,380
Sherman-Denison
$36,160
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$35,350
Corpus Christi
$34,780
Fort Worth-Arlington
$34,760
Longview
$34,160
Waco
$33,610
College Station-Bryan
$33,200
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$33,020
Texarkana-Texarkana
$32,210
Lubbock
$32,080
El Paso
$31,270
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$31,240
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$31,140
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$31,090
Wichita Falls
$30,750
Laredo
$30,060
Abilene
$29,830
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$27,520
Brownsville-Harlingen
$26,050
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$24,150

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary by State

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