The average hourly pay for a Water Treatment Operator in Houston, Texas is $18.89.
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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. Typically under the supervision of a local office of public works, water treatment operators work to make sure that a water treatment plant continues to function proper…Read more
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.
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Skills in Plant Maintenance, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, SCADA and System Repair are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Water Treatment Operator
An early career Water Treatment Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.01 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Water Treatment Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.20 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Water Treatment Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.10 based on 9 salaries.
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Employees with Water Treatment Operator in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 35.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (32.3% more) and Denver, Colorado (28.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (4.7% less).
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