Average Waste Water Plant Operator Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$28.53
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The average hourly pay for a Waste Water Plant Operator in Australia is AU$28.53.
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AU$22.69
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AU$28.53
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AU$36.49
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MEDIAN AU$28.53
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Hourly Rate
AU$23 - AU$36
Total Pay
AU$45,509 - AU$78,538

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Job Description for Waste Water Plant Operator

Waste Water Plant Operator Tasks
  • Operate machines to transfer or treat waste water.
  • Test water and sewage samples.
  • Inspect machines and operating conditions to detect malfunctions.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Waste Water Plant Operator. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Waste Water Plant Operator
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Waste Water Plant Operator

Skills in Equipment Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SCADA and Plant Maintenance.

Pay by Experience Level for Waste Water Plant Operator

An early career Waste Water Plant Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$28.19 based on 15 salaries. A mid-career Waste Water Plant Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$28.19 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Waste Water Plant Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$34.56 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$0.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 33 survey responses.
Early Career
45.5%
Mid Career
27.3%
Experienced
15.2%
Late Career
12.1%

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