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Pump Station Operator Waterworks Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$59,157 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Pump Station Operator Waterworks is $59,157 a year and $28 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Pump Station Operator Waterworks is between $43,210 and $72,459. 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

  • Operates pumping equipment to transfer raw water to treatment plant, or distribute processed water to residential, commercial, and industrial establishments.
  • Turns valves, pulls levers, and flips switches to operate and control turbine- or motor-driven pumps that transfer water from reservoir to treatment plant, or to transfer processed water to consumer establishments.
Pump Station Operator Waterworks Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Wellhead Pumpers

Job family population: 11,200

Estimated population of Pump Station Operator Waterworks jobs: 1,746

Rate of error: 5.2%

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 2,716,450 (2017), 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...

Pump Station Operator Waterworks Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Waste Water Treatment Operator - 2nd shift
May 24
Chicago, IL, USA
Fareva Morton Grove
... pump stations * Load and unload chemical tank trucks by connecting hoses/couplings * Operates ... Must obtain Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Class K Industrial Treatment Operator license ...
Survey Crew Chief
Mar 1
Warrenville, IL, USA
Engineering Resource Associates
... in operating Trimble GPS/VRS and Robotic Total Stations • Must be U.S. Citizen or permanent ... Pumping Stations • Structural Projects - Bridges, Retaining Walls, Buildings and Structural ...
Drinking Water Process Engineer
Mar 22
Chicago, IL, USA
Donohue & Associates, Inc.
... tanks, pump/booster stations, and other water storage and conveyance system infrastructure. You ... We also employ certified wastewater treatment plant operators and resident engineers. These ...
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