Men represent the vast majority of Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendants in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $15.87 per hour nationwide. Earnings sit near $11.92 per hour on the lower side but can approach $25.09 on the higher side. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$31,877 - $52,402
$42K
MEDIAN: $42,000
50%

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$11.92 - $25.09
$12
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$42,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
Total Pay (?
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$25,106 - $57,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $25.09  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $47.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,106 - $57,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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Job Description for Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant

Waste water treatment plant attendants check and document water flow by taking samples of the water and reporting chlorination levels and trends. They also monitor gauges, create charts and graphs, and help produce reports in regards to water levels and quality. Waste water treatment attendants also act as repair people for wastewater equipment that is in need of repairs. Adjusting pipe valves is a big task for a waste water treatment plant attendant. Without the adjusting of those valves, the velocity of the sludge and sedimentation would be off in the settling tanks.

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Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant Tasks

  • Monitor treatment plant operations and investigate and report problems.
  • Perform maintenance and repair tasks on wastewater equipment.
  • Monitor gauges, create charts and assist in production of periodic reports.
  • Check and document chlorination and water flow, taking samples and reporting trends.

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Key Stats for Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 40%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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