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 metropolitan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,180
25th Percentile Wage
$29,960
50th Percentile Wage
$36,290
75th Percentile Wage
$43,070
90th Percentile Wage
$49,240

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 $49,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,180.

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
$36,290
2.56% 16.81%
2016
$35,360
4.58% -
2015
$33,740
4.65% -
2014
$32,170
4.60% -
2013
$30,690
1.63% -
2012
$30,190
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in West Virginia Cities

Table 3 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 $32,060 to $53,600. 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 $53,600. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Hagerstown-Martinsburg (mean annual salary $44,920). The lowest paying area is Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $32,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$53,600
Hagerstown-Martinsburg
$44,920
Cumberland
$42,740
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$41,400
Huntington-Ashland
$39,060
Charleston
$38,990
Wheeling
$38,190
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$36,420
Steubenville-Weirton
$34,320
Morgantown
$33,760
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$32,060




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