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Chemist Water Purification Salary

$46,307 (USD)

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Last updated: June 15, 2019

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The average pay for a Chemist Water Purification is $46,307 a year and $22 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Chemist Water Purification is between $34,342 and $56,295. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Analyzes water in purification plant to control chemical processes which soften it or make it suitable for drinking: analyzes samples of filtered water to ensure that quantities of solids left in suspension are below prescribed limits.
  • Determines amounts of liquid chlorine to be used in chlorinators to destroy microbes and other harmful organisms, basing amounts on findings of microbiologist.
  • Determines kinds and amounts of chemicals to be used in removing minerals, acids, salts, and other inorganic compounds from water to soften it.
  • Tests samples extracted from various points in distribution system, such as mains, tanks, pumps, and outlets, to discover possible sources of water contamination.
Chemist Water Purification Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Chemical Technicians

Job family population: 64,550

Estimated population of Chemist Water Purification jobs: 4,744

Rate of error: 1.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Forty...

Chemist Water Purification Job Listings for United States

Water Purification Technician
Apr 18
Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Mollman's Culligan Water
Installation and repair of water softeners and water purification equipment. Servicing residential ... Willing to learn fundamental water chemistry and treatment process. Requirements * Promote Culligan ...
Waste Water Technican
Jun 9
Clanton, AL, USA
O-Flex Metal Finishing
Operates, maintains and services the Anodize Purification Unit (APU). * Willingness to travel on as ... Competence in basic mathematics, chemistry and biology. Certified Waste Water Operator (Desired ...
Senior Research Associate (Analytical Chemistry)
Apr 17
San Diego, United States
Collaborating with medicinal chemists to develop optimal purification solutions in accordance with ... Familiarity with Waters UPLC-MS, HPLC-MS (FractionLynx) and SFC-MS instrumentation. * Ability to ...
Tech Chemical Control 1
Jun 1
San Antonio, United States
CPS Energy
Conducts boiler water chemistry sampling and analysis; water purification equipment operation and analysis, cooling water treatment and analysis and coal and limestone slurry sampling and analysis.
Equipment Automation Engineer
Apr 29
Hollister, CA, USA
... water system, purified water system, packaging equipment and robotics preferred * Must be ... We make products that are used in the analysis and purification of DNA, RNA, proteins as well as ...
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