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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,310
25th Percentile Wage
$35,640
50th Percentile Wage
$45,520
75th Percentile Wage
$55,790
90th Percentile Wage
$63,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Utah in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,310.

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
$45,520
-1.36% 6.44%
2016
$46,140
4.33% -
2015
$44,140
1.36% -
2014
$43,540
2.60% -
2013
$42,410
-0.42% -
2012
$42,590
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Utah cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Utah ranges from $34,090 to $49,650. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Utah is Salt Lake City with a median annual salary of $49,650. The second highest paying city/area in Utah State is Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $48,290). The lowest paying area is South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Salt Lake City
$49,650
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area
$48,290
Ogden-Clearfield
$47,310
St George
$42,560
Provo-Orem
$41,160
Logan
$38,980
Northern Utah nonmetropolitan area
$37,610
South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area
$34,090




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