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Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician Salary

Median pay for Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians in the United States is around $16.73 per hour. Compensation ranges between $11.24 per hour and $25.77. Men make up a slight majority of Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians (59 percent) who responded to the survey. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance.

$27,549 - $61,431
(Median)
$28K
$36K
$61K
MEDIAN: $35,576
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90%

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$11.24 - $25.77
(Median)
$11
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,549 - $61,431  
   
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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$26,206 - $56,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.24 - $25.77  
   
Overtime
$1.52 - $32.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$26,206 - $56,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96

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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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $32K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $43K. Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians see a median salary of $42K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $46K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

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
10%
1-4 years
42%
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: 47% employee benefits None: 12%
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