Water Treatment Operator Salary

A Water Treatment Operator earns an average wage of $18.56 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Operations Management is associated with high pay for this job.
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$26,844 - $68,185
$27K
$43K
$68K
MEDIAN: $42,504
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50%
90%

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$12.80 - $26.30
$13
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.61
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$0$68K
Salary $26,844 - $68,185
Bonus $0.00 - $2,043
Profit Sharing $500
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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$28,062 - $61,041
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 175
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $12.80 - $26.30
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $18.46 - $39.92
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $0.00 - $2,043
Profit Sharing $500
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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$28,062 - $61,041
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 694

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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

  • Maintain water testing and treatment plant equipment.
  • Maintains documentation and records of plant operations and data
  • Collect, test, and analyze water samples.
  • Operate wells and chemical feed systems, and oversee store tank levels to ensure compliance with regulations.

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Popular Skills for Water Treatment Operator

Pay by Experience Level for Water Treatment Operator

Pay by Experience for a Water Treatment Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Water Treatment Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 416 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Water Treatment Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 261 salaries. An experienced Water Treatment Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 200 salaries. A Water Treatment Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 68 salaries.

Water Treatment Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Water Treatment Operator?

Water Treatment Operator in Commerce:
"Water Treatment in Georgia."
Pros: Free time to work on online college, no one breathing down my neck while working and taking care of daily tasks,
Cons: Boring, Not being paid enough.

Water Treatment Operator in Hershey:
"The management."
Pros: Outdoor work mowing in parks street works working with people in the village small town living is very nice.
Cons:

Water Treatment Operator in Blytheville:
"My Job as an Operator."
Pros: Easy learning, very hands on training, state of the art equipment. Four days a week with three days off.
Cons: The city it is located in. We never get all of the supplies we need.

Water Treatment Operator in Worley:
"Wages."
Pros: The problems that occur in the water system.
Cons: My wage does not seem to be in comparison with others.

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Key Stats for Water Treatment Operator

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 151 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Water Treatment Operator Salaries

▲24%

▲11%

▲6%

National Average
$41,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Water Treatment Operator Salaries

Operations Management
▲16%

SCADA
▲9%


Plant Maintenance
▼0%

System Repair
▼0%

National Average
$41,000


water treatment
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 151 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 14%
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