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Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant Salary

Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendants in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $16.52 per hour. Compensation ranges between $11.58 per hour and $24.64. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$27,293 - $78,906
(Median)
$27K
$50K
$79K
MEDIAN: $50,000
10%
50%
90%

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$11.58 - $24.64
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$27,293 - $78,906  
   
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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$26,001 - $62,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $24.64  
   
Overtime
$17.69 - $37.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$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).
)
$26,001 - $62,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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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 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

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
1%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 9%
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