Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Water Treatment Operator is $19.93
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Water Treatment Operators?
An early career Water Treatment Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.72 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Water Treatment Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.78 based on 8 salaries.
What Do Water Treatment Operators Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.