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Chemist Wastewater Treatment Plant Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$49,845 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Chemist Wastewater Treatment Plant is $49,845 a year and $24 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Chemist Wastewater Treatment Plant is between $36,916 and $60,597. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Analyzes samples of streams, raw and treated wastewater, sludge, and other byproducts of wastewater treatment process to determine efficiency of plant processes and to ensure that plant effluent meets water pollution control requirements, using standard laboratory equipment: conducts tests for settleable solids, suspended solids, total solids, volatile solids, volatile acids, alkalinity, ph, dissolved oxygen demand, turbidity, and other substances.
  • Initiates changes in laboratory procedures and equipment in order to increase efficiency of laboratory.
  • Directs laboratory personnel in prescribed laboratory techniques and performance of routine tests.
Chemist Wastewater Treatment Plant Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Chemical Technicians

Job family population: 64,550

Estimated population of Chemist Wastewater Treatment Plant jobs: 8,437

Rate of error: 1.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Chemist Wastewater Treatment Plant Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Sr. Water/Wastewater Process Engineer - Naperville, IL
Mar 22
Naperville, IL, USA
Donohue & Associates, Inc.
Engineering News Record ranks Donohue a Top 20 Wastewater Treatment Plant Design Firm. Donohue offers a competitive wage and benefits package with an industry-unique monthly profit-sharing plan.
Technical Sales Representative
Mar 14
Valparaiso, United States
... plant or facility executives * Provide technical support to customers; identifying and resolving ... Working knowledge of boilers, cooling towers, and wastewater treatment systems About Nalco Water
Analytical Chemist
Apr 9
Naperville, IL, USA
BP is committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated ... The scientist will be responsible for engaging researchers and plant staff to ensure samples can ...
Environmental Engineer
May 16
Elwood, United States
... with wastewater treatment plant operator to monitor and maintain the wastewater treatment process and equipment. · Collect wastewater, sludge, and drinking water samples and submit data to ...
Drinking Water Process Engineer
Mar 22
Chicago, IL, USA
Donohue & Associates, Inc.
We also employ certified wastewater treatment plant operators and resident engineers. These individuals work collaboratively with our clients to develop creative yet practical solutions to solve even ...
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