Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician Salary

The average Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician in the United States earns approximately $16.06 per hour. Compensation ranges between $11.28 per hour and $25.85. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians making up 56 percent of survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than one-half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$27,328 - $60,549
(Median)
$27K
$36K
$61K
MEDIAN: $35,918
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$11.28 - $25.85
(Median)
$11
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,328 - $60,549  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
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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$26,199 - $55,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.28 - $25.85  
   
Overtime
$13.81 - $32.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
   
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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$26,199 - $55,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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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 for the relatively untried average out to around $32K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $42K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $42K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $45K.

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 28%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 12%
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