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For: Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
SOC Code: 51-8031

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Occupational Description
Occupational TitleOccupational Description
Water/Liquid Waste Treatment Plant/System OperatorsOperate or control an entire process or system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat water or liquid waste.


2015 Occupational Wage Estimates
- Wages Aged to June 2016 -

For: Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
AreaEntry WageMedian WageMedian Annual
Statewide$17.31  $23.23  $48,317.00  
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area$12.54  $20.01  $41,613.00  
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area$18.92  $23.31  $48,492.00  
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area$12.78  $18.66  $38,816.00  
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area$15.33  $21.47  $44,647.00  
Akron MSA$18.96  $23.47  $48,821.00  
Canton-Massillon MSA$17.75  $22.34  $46,467.00  
Cincinnati MSA$16.76  $21.71  $45,150.00  
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor MSA$19.96  $26.29  $54,693.00  
Columbus MSA$19.21  $24.61  $51,176.00  
Dayton MSA$19.48  $25.64  $53,346.00  
Huntington MSA$13.80  $18.30  $38,076.00  
Lima MSA$20.24  $25.61  $53,274.00  
Mansfield MSA$14.80  $19.33  $40,215.00  
Toledo MSA$19.72  $23.85  $49,592.00  
Weirton-Steubenville$14.09  $17.95  $37,336.00  
Wheeling MSA$14.35  $18.29  $38,045.00  
Youngstown MSA$16.73  $24.62  $51,196.00  
Southwest Ohio$18.08  $22.36  $46,527.00  
Northeast Ohio$18.77  $24.31  $50,563.00  
Central Ohio$19.37  $24.33  $50,597.00  
West Ohio$16.51  $23.21  $48,273.00  
Southeast Ohio$13.95  $20.27  $42,164.00  
Northwest Ohio$17.24  $23.28  $48,421.00  


Education Level Needed
For: Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
  Long-term on-the-job training  


Ohio Employment Projections
For: Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
2014
Annual
Employment
2024
Projected
Employment
Change in
Employment
2014-2024
Percent
Change
2014-2024
Total
Annual
Openings
4,310  4,490  180  4.2%  128  


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