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Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician Salary

Average Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians in the United States make around $15.81 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$27,212 - $61,920
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MEDIAN: $34,895
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$11.23 - $25.21
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,212 - $61,920  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,150  
Total Pay (?
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$25,608 - $55,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.23 - $25.21  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $33.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,150  
   
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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$25,608 - $55,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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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.


Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $31K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $39K. Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians see a median salary of $42K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $44K.

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.

Experience Affects Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 17%