Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant Salary (United States)

Men represent the vast majority of Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendants in the United States. People in this role can an average of earn $16.41 per hour nationwide. Pay starts at $11.74 per hour and can approach $23.93 on the higher side. Benefits are plentiful in this line of work; nearly all people have both medical and dental plans, and more than half have vision insurance. Job satisfaction for Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendants is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant Salary (?
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$14,838 - $77,869
(Median)
15K
41K
50K
72K
MEDIAN: $50,000
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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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$11.74 - $23.93
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$14,838 - $77,869  
   
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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$25,824 - $63,607  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $23.93  
   
Overtime
$17.54 - $36.57  
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).
)
$25,824 - $63,607  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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 33%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$38,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 9%
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