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Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant Salary (United States)

Male Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendants number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $16.30 per hour in the United States. Compensation ranges from $11.68 per hour on the lower end to $23.54 on the higher end. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendants is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant Salary (?
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$27,498 - $78,350
(Median)
27K
42K
51K
73K
MEDIAN: $50,565
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Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$11.68 - $23.54
(Median)
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24
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
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50%
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$27,498 - $78,350  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
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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$26,060 - $63,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.68 - $23.54  
   
Overtime
$17.69 - $36.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
   
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).
)
$26,060 - $63,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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Job Description for Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant

  • 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 36%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$37,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 10%