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Sewage Disposal Plant Operator - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Sewage Disposal Plant Operator"

How much does a Sewage Disposal Plant Operator in the federal government get paid? $64,683.40* *Based on the 2021 average.

Sewage Disposal Plant Operator was the 425th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 42 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2021, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Sewage Disposal Plant Operating, with an average salary of $79,195.

Government Sewage Disposal Plant Operating jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Sewage Disposal Plant Operating job is FWS-7, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-9. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This standard covers nonsupervisory work involved in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities and plants to treat and dispose of waterborne domestic waste or industrial wastewater.

Agencies that have hired a Sewage Disposal Plant Operator

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 12 $79,194.92
Forest Service 8 $53,125.63
National Park Service 7 $56,197.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 6 $55,375.00
Veterans Health Administration 3 $66,380.67
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $78,033.00
Agricultural Research Service 2 $61,160.50
Indian Affairs 1 $57,100.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $81,101.00

Sewage Disposal Plant Operator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Sewage Disposal Plant Operator is $64,683.40. The highest paid Sewage Disposal Plant Operator made $87,550 in 2021.

Common Sewage Disposal Plant Operator Payscales

Payscale Number of Sewage Disposal Plant Operating Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 28
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 12
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 2

Starting Paygrade: $10.20 to $26.59 / hour at paygrade FWS-7
Maximum Paygrade: $11.13 to $30.53 / hour at paygrade FWS-9

Other Jobs at the FWS-7 Paygrade

FWS-7 is the starting paygrade for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operating jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-7 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Crane OperatingFWS-7FWS-11
Blocking and BracingFWS-7FWS-8
Small Craft OperatingFWS-4FWS-12
Electrical Equipment RepairingFWS-7FWS-10
Wood WorkingFWS-5FWS-8

Average Sewage Disposal Plant Operating Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Sewage Disposal Plant Operator was $45,880. Since then, the average pay has increased to $64,683 in 2021.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 5408.

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