Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician Salary

The average Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician in the United States earns approximately $17.92 per hour. Women Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technicians making up 50 percent of survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,665 - $70,689
$30K
$46K
$71K
MEDIAN: $45,661
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50%
90%

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$13.56 - $29.34
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$18
$29
MEDIAN: $17.81
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$0$70K
Salary $29,665 - $70,689
Bonus $1,200
Total Pay (?
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$28,985 - $61,829
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $13.56 - $29.34
Overtime $23.88
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $1,200
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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$28,985 - $61,829
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 41

Job Description for Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician

Water treatment plant laboratory technicians are responsible for completing treatment tasks for treating water for their organizations, including facilitating treatment efforts by measuring water quality, implementing filters, and analyzing samples to measure contaminants throughout the treatment process. These technicians must be organized and pay close attention to detail to quantify water elements and write detailed reports based on treatment results, and they typically work in a laboratory setting and wear protective gear, such as gloves and goggles, to handle chemicals as required.

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Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician Tasks

  • Collect water samples from various water and wastewater sites.
  • Maintain, adjust, and clean laboratory equipment.
  • Analyze sample testing data and submit findings to applicable health and water quality departments.
  • Administer biological, chemical, physical, and bacteriological tests on samples.

Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician

Pay by Experience for a Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 50 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 18 salaries. A Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 10 salaries.

Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician?

Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician in Conroe:
Pros: The flexibility to come and go as I want; just as long as the work got done.
Cons: The health effects were not up to par, politics of analysts not wanting to teach or let you look at their instruments. No manager in the organics department led to miscommunication between the analysts and the technicians. Bad management in general.

Key Stats for Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Water Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 6%