The average annual and hourly salaries for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in the state of Texas 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 Texas 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$24,940|
|25th Percentile Wage||$29,790|
|50th Percentile Wage||$37,350|
|75th Percentile Wage||$46,940|
|90th Percentile Wage||$57,160|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $57,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,940.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Texas ranges from $27,830 to $44,890. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Texas is Midland with a median annual salary of $44,890. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos (mean annual salary $44,850). The lowest paying area is McAllen-Edinburg-Mission with a median annual salary of $27,830.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos|| |
|Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown|| |
|Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Fort Worth-Arlington|| |
|San Angelo|| |
|College Station-Bryan|| |
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington|| |
|Corpus Christi|| |
|Beaumont-Port Arthur|| |
|San Antonio-New Braunfels|| |
|El Paso|| |
|Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Central Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Wichita Falls|| |
|Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood|| |
|North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |