Average Water or Liquid Waste Treatment Plant / System Operator Hourly Pay

$19.10
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$250
Bonus
$800
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The average hourly pay for a Water or Liquid Waste Treatment Plant / System Operator is $19.10.
10%
$12.44
10%
$19.10
50%
$28.34
90%
90%
MEDIAN $19.10
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $28
Bonus
$0 - $1,957
Profit Sharing
$0 - $800
Total Pay
$26,976 - $61,658

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Job Description for Water or Liquid Waste Treatment Plant / System Operator

Water or Liquid Waste Treatment Plant / System Operator Tasks
  • Operate and maintain equipment to filter and monitor waste and wastewater.
  • Record data and inventory to track performance and identify problems.
  • Add chemicals and clean and maintain equipment and processing beds.
  • Take samples and test water and/or sewage for microorganisms, solid matter, and other contaminants.

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Popular Skills for Water or Liquid Waste Treatment Plant / System Operator

Skills in Troubleshooting, System Repair, Plant Maintenance and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Water or Liquid Waste Treatment Plant / System Operator

An entry-level Water or Liquid Waste Treatment Plant / System Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.99 based on 26 salaries. An early career Water or Liquid Waste Treatment Plant / System Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.63 based on 88 salaries. A mid-career Water or Liquid Waste Treatment Plant / System Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.44 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Water or Liquid Waste Treatment Plant / System Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.81 based on 67 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 272 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.6%
Early Career
32.4%
Mid Career
24.3%
Experienced
24.6%
Late Career
9.2%