$43,845
Avg. Salary
$18.98
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$375

Bonus

$800

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Water Treatment Operator is $18.98 per hour.

The average pay for a Water Treatment Operator is $43,845 per year.

10%
$13.17
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$18.98
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$27.26
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MEDIAN $18.98
10%
$27k
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$44k
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$68k
90%
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MEDIAN $43,845
$27,335 - $67,689
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MEDIAN: $43,845
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$0$67K
Salary $27,335 - $67,689
Bonus $0.00 - $2,990
Profit Sharing $800
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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$28,578 - $62,626
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 348
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $13.17 - $27.26
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $18.48 - $43.12
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $0.00 - $2,990
Profit Sharing $800
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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$28,578 - $62,626
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,316

Job Description for Water Treatment Operator

Water treatment operators help ensure that residents within a proscribed area have access to clean and safe water. Broadly, water treatment operators ensure that water treatment plants produce a supply of water that meets the requirements of federal and municipal legislation in accordance with applicable standards and policies.

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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.

Water Treatment Operator Pay By Employer

$0$49K

United Water
3 profiles
$49,132

Common Career Paths for Water Treatment Operator


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Water Treatment Operators may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Operations Manager. The latter position pays an average of $59K annually. It is not uncommon for a Water Treatment Operator to continue on to become a Water Plant Operator or a Water Treatment Plant Manager.

Water Treatment Operator Job Listings

Popular Skills for Water Treatment Operator


Water Treatment Operators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, SCADA, Reverse Osmosis Water Purification, and Plant Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include water treatment. Most people skilled in Plant Maintenance are similarly competent in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Water Treatment Operator

Pay by Experience for a Water Treatment Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Water Treatment Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 416 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Water Treatment Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 261 salaries. An experienced Water Treatment Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 200 salaries. A Water Treatment Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 68 salaries.

Water Treatment Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Water Treatment Operator?

Water Treatment Operator in Rupert:
"Great."
Pros: Close to home
Cons: The pay

Water Treatment Operator in Commerce:
"Water Treatment in Georgia."
Pros: Free time to work on online college, no one breathing down my neck while working and taking care of daily tasks,
Cons: Boring, Not being paid enough.

Water Treatment Operator in Missoula:
"Operator."
Pros: Missoula has phenomenal opportunities just minutes away for the outdoor enthusiast. The downtown scene is very unique, and living here is quite affordable.
Cons: The city is rather isolated, and travel becomes difficult in the winter. Winters can seem to last an eternity, particularly towards the end of March, which often sees snowfall.

Water Treatment Operator in Hershey:
"The management."
Pros: Outdoor work mowing in parks street works working with people in the village small town living is very nice.
Cons:

Water Treatment Operator in New York:
"Steady job in an uncertain economy."
Long hours, hard for family life with young kids.

Water Treatment Operator in Blytheville:
"My Job as an Operator."
Pros: Easy learning, very hands on training, state of the art equipment. Four days a week with three days off.
Cons: The city it is located in. We never get all of the supplies we need.

Water Treatment Operator in Worley:
"Wages."
Pros: The problems that occur in the water system.
Cons: My wage does not seem to be in comparison with others.

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Key Stats for Water Treatment Operator

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 334 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Water Treatment Operator Salaries

▲22%

▲10%

▲5%

National Average
$42,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Water Treatment Operator Salaries

Operations Management
▲14%

SCADA
▲8%

National Average
$42,000

Plant Maintenance
▼1%

System Repair
▼1%



water treatment
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 334 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 13%