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

The average annual and hourly salaries for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in the state of West 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 West 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in West Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$46,880
75th Percentile Wage
$38,850
50th Percentile Wage
$32,170
25th Percentile Wage
$25,880
10th Percentile Wage
$18,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $46,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,840.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$22.54
75th Percentile Wage
$18.68
50th Percentile Wage
$15.47
25th Percentile Wage
$12.44
10th Percentile Wage
$9.06

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $22.54. The median hourly salary is $15.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.06.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $32,170 4.82%
2013 $30,690 1.66%
2012 $30,190 9.90%
2011 $27,470 0.15%
2010 $27,430 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of West Virginia from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 17.28%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.66%. We also note that the average annual wage had a sizable growth of 9.90% in the year 2012 and a very small increase of 0.15% in 2011.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$32,170
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$57,720
Gas Plant Operators
$63,570
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$51,570
Other Plant and System Operators
$45,430
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$77,420
Power Plant Operators
$69,370

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

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of West Virginia ranges from $28,250 to $48,760. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in West Virginia is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria with a median annual salary of $48,760. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Cumberland (mean annual salary $41,150). The lowest paying area is Morgantown with a median annual salary of $28,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$48,760
Cumberland
$41,150
Hagerstown-Martinsburg
$37,730
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$37,570
Steubenville-Weirton
$34,320
Charleston
$33,710
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$33,310
Huntington-Ashland
$30,990
Wheeling
$30,190
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$29,720
Morgantown
$28,250

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary by State

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