Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician Salary

Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $17.04 per hour. Pay ranges from $11.88 per hour on the low end to $25.87 on the high end. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately half. For the most part, Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians making up 56 percent of survey respondents.

$27,571 - $60,399
(Median)
$28K
$36K
$60K
MEDIAN: $35,749
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$11.88 - $25.87
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,571 - $60,399  
   
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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$26,983 - $55,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $25.87  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $34.49  
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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$26,983 - $55,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $32K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $42K. Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $42K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician with more than 20 years of experience can earn $44K on average.

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 24%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

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
11%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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