Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician Salary (United States)

A Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician earns an average wage of $15.47 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$27,291 - $60,855
(Median)
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36K
44K
61K
MEDIAN: $36,046
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Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$11.26 - $25.18
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,291 - $60,855  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,906  
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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$25,540 - $57,272  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.26 - $25.18  
   
Overtime
$1.49 - $35.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,906  
   
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).
)
$25,540 - $57,272  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%
Experienced
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
up arrow 17%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%
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Gender
Female
44%
female alumni
 
Male
56%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 17%
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