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

The average annual and hourly salaries for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in the state of Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators amongst Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$60,970
75th Percentile Wage
$55,470
50th Percentile Wage
$46,610
25th Percentile Wage
$36,870
10th Percentile Wage
$25,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $60,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,370.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$29.31
75th Percentile Wage
$26.67
50th Percentile Wage
$22.41
25th Percentile Wage
$17.73
10th Percentile Wage
$12.20

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.31. The median hourly salary is $22.41. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.20.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $46,610 1.22%
2013 $46,050 -0.82%
2012 $46,430 3.06%
2011 $45,050 4.45%
2010 $43,130 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Wisconsin from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 8.07%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -0.82%.We also note that the average annual wage had a relatively large growth of 3.06% in the year 2012 and a relatively large increase of 4.45% in 2011.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$46,610
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$47,900
Gas Plant Operators
$84,410
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$47,080
Other Plant and System Operators
$39,470
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$83,820
Power Plant Operators
$70,380

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

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Wisconsin ranges from $32,860 to $56,080. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Wisconsin is Racine with a median annual salary of $56,080. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Lake County-Kenosha County (mean annual salary $55,530). The lowest paying area is Wausau with a median annual salary of $32,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Racine
$56,080
Lake County-Kenosha County
$55,530
Oshkosh-Neenah
$55,170
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$53,520
Sheboygan
$53,430
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$53,400
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$51,790
Duluth
$49,940
Appleton
$49,370
Janesville
$48,480
Fond du Lac
$46,750
Green Bay
$46,000
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$45,930
Eau Claire
$45,170
Madison
$44,750
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$41,890
La Crosse
$41,010
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$40,240
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$39,020
Wausau
$32,860

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary by State

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