Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant Salary

Men make up the majority of Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendants in the United States, bringing in about $15.87 per hour. Pay ranges from $11.98 per hour on the low end to $26.02 on the high end. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$20,273 - $78,906
$20K
$50K
$79K
MEDIAN: $50,000
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50%
90%

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$11.98 - $26.02
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$16
$26
MEDIAN: $15.87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$20,273 - $78,906  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
Total Pay (?
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$25,382 - $59,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.98 - $26.02  
   
Overtime
$15.34 - $46.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
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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$25,382 - $59,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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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 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant Salaries

Experienced
▲36%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 18%
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