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Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary Information in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia

The annual and hourly salary statistics of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$66,050
75th Percentile Wage
$52,800
50th Percentile Wage
$38,660
25th Percentile Wage
$32,220
10th Percentile Wage
$24,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $66,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $24,680.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$31.76
75th Percentile Wage
$25.39
50th Percentile Wage
$18.59
25th Percentile Wage
$15.49
10th Percentile Wage
$11.87

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $31.76. The median hourly salary is $18.59. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.87.

Table 3. Compare Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News with Other Virginia Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $38,660 in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News is in the middle of salary range for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Virginia. In comparison, the annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News is 13.1 percent (13.1%) lower than that in the highest paying Charlottesville and 13.7 percent (13.7%) higher than that in the lowest paying Roanoke.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlottesville
$44,500
Richmond
$38,730
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$38,660
Harrisonburg
$37,440
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$37,030
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$36,610
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$36,290
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$35,010
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$34,730
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$34,650
Lynchburg
$34,600
Danville
$34,420
Roanoke
$33,370

Table 4. Comparison of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia, and the Nation

From Table 4, we note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News is lower than the salary statistics of both state of Virginia and the United States. Specifically, the median salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News ($38,660) is 1.0 percent (1.0%) lower than that in Virginia ($39,040) and 12.3 percent (12.3%) lower than that in the United States ($44,100).

Region Median annual Salary
USA
$44,100
Virginia
$39,040
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$38,660

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