Average Water Treatment Operator Hourly Pay in Houston, Texas

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The average hourly pay for a Water Treatment Operator in Houston, Texas is $18.89.
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $23
$300 - $1,017
Total Pay
$25,574 - $55,050

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Job Description for Water Treatment Operator

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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Popular Skills for Water Treatment Operator

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.
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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