Average Water Treatment Operator Hourly Pay in Canada

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The average hourly pay for a Water Treatment Operator in Canada is C$22.40.
MEDIAN C$22.40
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Hourly Rate
C$15 - C$32
C$0 - C$7,757
Total Pay
C$32,026 - C$71,257

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Job Description for Water Treatment Operator

Water Treatment Operator Tasks
  • Maintain water testing and treatment plant equipment.
  • Maintains documentation and records of plant operations and data.
  • Collect, test, and analyze water samples.
  • Operate wells and chemical feed systems, and oversee store tank levels to ensure compliance with regulations.

Career Paths

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Water Treatment Operator
Water Plant Operator
Recreational Vehicle Service Technician
Operations Supervisor
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Water Treatment Operator

Skills in Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include System Repair, SCADA, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Plant Maintenance.

Pay by Experience Level for Water Treatment Operator

An entry-level Water Treatment Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$19.32 based on 14 salaries. An early career Water Treatment Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$21.95 based on 77 salaries. A mid-career Water Treatment Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$23.50 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Water Treatment Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$26.45 based on 48 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$26.
Employees with Water Treatment Operator in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 34.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (16.1% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (11.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Kenora, Ontario (24.1% less), Brandon, Manitoba (19.6% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (10.7% less).

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