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.