Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendants in the United States can expect to earn an average of $15.40 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $11.87 per hour and $23.16. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn vision coverage. Though the majority of Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendants do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. The vast majority of Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendants (88 percent) survey respondents are men. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,805 - $52,381
(Median)
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$33K
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MEDIAN: $33,306
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$11.87 - $23.16
(Median)
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$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$33,307  
   
Bonus
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$24,933 - $56,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.87 - $23.16  
   
Overtime
$15.57 - $49.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00  
   
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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$24,933 - $56,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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 65%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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