Average Waste Water Plant Operator Hourly Pay

$19.08
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$505
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$3,100
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The average hourly pay for a Waste Water Plant Operator is $19.08.
10%
$13.67
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$19.08
90%
$27.61
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$14 - $28
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What Do Waste Water Plant Operators Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Waste Water Plant Operator

3.8 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Waste Water Plant Operator are from the companies Lafayette Consolidated Government, Veolia Water and City of Owasso. Reported salaries are highest at Severn Trent Services where the average pay is $22.41. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include CH2M Hill and Lafayette Consolidated Government, earning around $21.00 and $20.25, respectively. Perdue Farms, Inc. pays the lowest at around $18.18. Utilities, Inc. and Veolia Water also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $18.44 and $18.50, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Waste Water Plant Operators?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Waste Water Plant Operators?

An entry-level Waste Water Plant Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.51 based on 37 salaries. An early career Waste Water Plant Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.69 based on 540 salaries. A mid-career Waste Water Plant Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.83 based on 299 salaries. An experienced Waste Water Plant Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.90 based on 265 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Employees with Waste Water Plant Operator in their job title in Roseburg, Oregon earn an average of 23.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Spokane, Washington (23.1% more) and Dallas, Texas (10.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (3.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,281 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.9%
Early Career
42.2%
Mid Career
23.3%
Experienced
20.7%
Late Career
10.9%