Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Waste Water Plant Operator is $19.35
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Waste Water Plant Operators?
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 $19.00 based on 17 salaries. A mid-career Waste Water Plant Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.90 based on 7 salaries. An …Read more
What Do Waste Water Plant Operators Do?
Waste water plant operators ensure drinking water is safe for consumption by the general public. To conduct this task, operators use many types of equipment that are usually housed in very large plants. The machines inside the plants intake water from many sources ranging from rivers to streams to sewers. The main task of an operator is to monitor the machines, as well as maintain and take measurements/readings of the data the equipment collects. Operators must pay close attention to the smell …Read more
- Operate machines to transfer or treat waste water.
- Test water and sewage samples.
- Inspect machines and operating conditions to detect malfunctions.