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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 information 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [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
10th Percentile Wage
$28,540
25th Percentile Wage
$34,820
50th Percentile Wage
$43,360
75th Percentile Wage
$52,940
90th Percentile Wage
$62,110

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 $62,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $28,540.

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
$43,360
0.92% 11.88%
2016
$42,960
-0.14% -
2015
$43,020
10.13% -
2014
$38,660
-0.08% -
2013
$38,690
1.24% -
2012
$38,210
- -

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 with a median annual salary of $43,360, Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News is the highest paying city for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Virginia, followed by Richmond (median annual salary $42,360). In comparison, the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News is 2.3 percent (2.3%) higher than that in Richmond.

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



See also: Top paying jobs in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia.