Water Treatment Operator Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Water Treatment Operator is $17.09 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Reverse Osmosis Water Purification is associated with high pay for this job.
Water Treatment Operator Total Pay (?
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$24,820 - $59,466
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MEDIAN: $39,329
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Water Treatment Operator Total Pay (?
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$12.11 - $25.74
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,820 - $59,466  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,006  
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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$25,749 - $58,045  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 843
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.11 - $25.74  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $39.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,006  
   
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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$25,749 - $58,045  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 843
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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

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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 31%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$39,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Water Treatment Operator Salaries

Reverse Osmosis Water Purification
up arrow 18%
National Average
$39,000
Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 1%
System Repair
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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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
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 11%
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