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Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician Salary

Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $16.86 per hour. Pay generally varies between $11.22 per hour and $25.80. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Male Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 59 percent of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,120 - $62,062
(Median)
$29K
$36K
$62K
MEDIAN: $36,254
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$11.22 - $25.80
(Median)
$11
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,120 - $62,062  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,051  
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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$26,196 - $56,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.22 - $25.80  
   
Overtime
$1.52 - $32.92  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,051  
   
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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$26,196 - $56,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95

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Job Description for Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician

  • Analyze sample testing data and submit findings to applicable health and water quality departments.
  • Administer biological, chemical, physical, and bacteriological tests on samples.
  • Collect water samples from various water and wastewater sites.
  • Maintain, adjust, and clean laboratory equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $32K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $43K. Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians bring in $42K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $46K.

Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician Reviews

What is it like working as a Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician?

Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician in Conroe:
Pros: The flexibility to come and go as I want; just as long as the work got done.
Cons: The health effects were not up to par, politics of analysts not wanting to teach or let you look at their instruments. No manager in the organics department led to miscommunication between the analysts and the technicians. Bad management in general.

 
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Experience Affects Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 12%
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