A Water Plant Operator earns an average wage of $18.26 per hour.
Water Plant Operator Total Pay (?
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$21,429 - $73,974
(Median)
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31K
41K
74K
MEDIAN: $31,345
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Water Plant Operator Total Pay (?
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$11.79 - $25.49
(Median)
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18
22
25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$21,429 - $73,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
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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$23,206 - $55,611  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $25.49  
   
Overtime
$18.82 - $37.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
   
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).
)
$23,206 - $55,611  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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Job Description for Water Plant Operator
  • Collect, test, and analyze water samples.
  • Operate wells and chemical feed systems, and oversee store tank levels to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Maintain water testing and treatment plant equipment.
  • Maintains documentation and records of plant operations and data
Pay by Experience Level for Water Plant Operator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Water Plant Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$39,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 18%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 8%
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