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Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant Salary

Men make up the majority of Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendants in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $16.41 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $11.52 per hour and $23.71. Most Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendants report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$27,106 - $79,463
(Median)
$27K
$50K
$79K
MEDIAN: $50,000
10%
50%
90%

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$11.52 - $23.71
(Median)
$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$27,106 - $79,463  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
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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$25,275 - $62,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.52 - $23.71  
   
Overtime
$17.54 - $36.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
   
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).
)
$25,275 - $62,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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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 37%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

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
2%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 9%