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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,950
25th Percentile Wage
$33,950
50th Percentile Wage
$42,530
75th Percentile Wage
$52,580
90th Percentile Wage
$63,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,850. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,950.

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
$42,530
-1.32% 11.94%
2016
$43,090
4.99% -
2015
$40,940
4.64% -
2014
$39,040
3.15% -
2013
$37,810
0.95% -
2012
$37,450
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Virginia ranges from $32,000 to $43,360. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Virginia is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News with a median annual salary of $43,360. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Richmond (mean annual salary $42,360). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $32,000.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$43,360
Richmond
$42,360
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$40,880
Harrisonburg
$39,970
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$39,890
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$38,950
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$37,170
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$36,780
Charlottesville
$36,080
Lynchburg
$35,550
Roanoke
$35,390
Danville
$34,420
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$32,000




Related:

💰 Highest paying cities for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

💰 Highest paying industries for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators.