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Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician Salary

Average Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians in the United States make around $16.58 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $11.17 per hour, and the top verges on $25.69. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. 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 56 percent of the field.

$27,938 - $62,138
(Median)
$28K
$36K
$62K
MEDIAN: $35,699
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$11.17 - $25.69
(Median)
$11
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,938 - $62,138  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
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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$26,069 - $55,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.17 - $25.69  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $32.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
   
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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$26,069 - $55,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91

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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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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 $42K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians make a median salary of $42K. Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $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 27%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 14%