The average rate for a Water Treatment Operator is $17.07 per hour.Wage goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced. A skill in Reverse Osmosis Water Purification is associated with high pay for this job.
Water Treatment Operator Total Pay (?
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$24,586 - $59,978
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MEDIAN: $39,133
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Water Treatment Operator Total Pay (?
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$12.05 - $25.46
(Median)
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25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,586 - $59,978  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
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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$25,486 - $58,250  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 871
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.05 - $25.46  
   
Overtime
$16.84 - $39.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
   
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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$25,486 - $58,250  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 871
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Job Description for Water Treatment Operator
Water treatment operators help ensure that residents within a proscribed area have access to clean and safe water. Broadly, water treatment operators ensure that water treatment plants produce a supply of water that meets the requirements of federal and municipal legislation in accordance with applicable standards and policies.
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Water Treatment Operator Tasks
  • 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 Treatment Operator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Water Treatment Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$38,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Water Treatment Operator Salaries

Reverse Osmosis Water Purification
up arrow 19%
Equipment Maintenance
0%
National Average
$38,000
System Repair
up arrow 14%
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Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 10%
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