Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendants earn an average of $16.69 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $11.39 per hour and $24.58. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately half. Most Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendants report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,134 - $79,463
(Median)
$20K
$47K
$79K
MEDIAN: $47,000
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90%

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$11.39 - $24.58
(Median)
$11
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$20,134 - $79,463  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
Total Pay (?
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$24,624 - $59,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.39 - $24.58  
   
Overtime
$16.75 - $37.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
   
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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$24,624 - $59,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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 gauges, create charts and assist in production of periodic reports.
  • Check and document chlorination and water flow, taking samples and reporting trends.
  • Monitor treatment plant operations and investigate and report problems.
  • Perform maintenance and repair tasks on wastewater equipment.

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Experience Affects Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 10%
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