Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant Salary

A sizeable majority of Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendants in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $16.12 per hour. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$25,663 - $78,297
$26K
$46K
$78K
MEDIAN: $46,000
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$12.24 - $27.13
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MEDIAN: $17.86
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$0$78K
Salary $25,663 - $78,297
Bonus $0.00 - $2,600
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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$27,574 - $61,591
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $12.24 - $27.13
Overtime $17.62 - $47.01
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $0.00 - $2,600
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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$27,574 - $61,591
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 41

Job Description for Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant

Waste water treatment plant attendants check and document water flow by taking samples of the water and reporting chlorination levels and trends. They also monitor gauges, create charts and graphs, and help produce reports in regards to water levels and quality. Waste water treatment attendants also act as repair people for wastewater equipment that is in need of repairs. Adjusting pipe valves is a big task for a waste water treatment plant attendant. Without the adjusting of those valves, the velocity of the sludge and sedimentation would be off in the settling tanks.

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Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant Tasks

  • Monitor treatment plant operations and investigate and report problems.
  • Perform maintenance and repair tasks on wastewater equipment.
  • Monitor gauges, create charts and assist in production of periodic reports.
  • Check and document chlorination and water flow, taking samples and reporting trends.

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Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant?

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"Hard dirty work."
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Key Stats for Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant Salaries

Experienced
▲30%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 23%