Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician Salary

Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $16.44 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $11.33 per hour to $26.19. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians making up 56 percent of survey respondents.

$27,434 - $60,245

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$11.33 - $26.19

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,434 - $60,245  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
Total Pay (?
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$26,326 - $56,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $26.19  
   
Overtime
$13.91 - $33.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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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$26,326 - $56,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $32K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $43K. Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $42K. Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $46K.

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 19%

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
41%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 12%
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