Water or Liquid Waste Treatment Plant / System Operator Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Water or Liquid Waste Treatment Plant / System Operator is $16.99 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Water or Liquid Waste Treatment Plant / System Operator Salary (?
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$24,369 - $62,966
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63K
MEDIAN: $44,596
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Water or Liquid Waste Treatment Plant / System Operator Salary (?
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$12.01 - $24.02
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,369 - $62,966  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,024  
Profit Sharing
$724 - $776  
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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$26,126 - $57,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.01 - $24.02  
   
Overtime
$16.86 - $37.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,024  
   
Profit Sharing
$724 - $776  
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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$26,126 - $57,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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Job Description for Water or Liquid Waste Treatment Plant / System Operator

  • Add chemicals and clean and maintain equipment and processing beds.
  • Take samples and test water and/or sewage for microorganisms, solid matter, and other contaminants.
  • Operate and maintain equipment to filter and monitor waste and wastewater.
  • Record data and inventory to track performance and identify problems.

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Experience Affects Water or Liquid Waste Treatment Plant / System Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 11%