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Treatment Plant Mechanic Salary

$52,392 (USD)

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Last updated: June 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Treatment Plant Mechanic is $52,392 a year and $25 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Treatment Plant Mechanic is between $38,429 and $64,066. 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

  • Maintains and repairs machines and equipment used to process and distribute water for human consumption and industrial use: dismantles, or partially dismantles electric motors, turbines, pumps, hydraulic valves, chlorinators, limers, meters, gauges, and other equipment, to gain access to or remove faulty parts, using hand and power tools, such as wrenches, screwdrivers, and hoists.
  • Repairs or replaces defective parts.
  • Inspects machines and equipment periodically, lubricating moving parts, or replacing worn parts to prevent breakdown or malfunctioning.
  • May operate plant equipment to process and distribute water water-treatment-plant operator (waterworks).
Treatment Plant Mechanic Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Job family population: 341,260

Estimated population of Treatment Plant Mechanic jobs: 37,013

Rate of error: 0.9%

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...

Treatment Plant Mechanic Job Listings for United States

Water Treatment Plant Operator
May 29
Public Utility District No 1 of Skagit County
Skagit PUD is seeking an experienced operator to join our Water Treatment Plant team. This is ... Pumps, electric motors, piping, control systems, mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic principles. ...
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator - NM
Apr 2
Clovis, NM, USA
Project Solutions Inc.
Knowledge of the mechanical, biological, and chemical processes involved in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant. * Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the ...
Water Plant Operator II/III
May 30
Fairfield, CA, USA
City of Fairfield
Familiar with water treatment plant operations and the principles of water treatment * Skilled in Microsoft Word and Excel * Has demonstrated mechanical aptitude CHALLENGES YOU MIGHT FACE IN THIS JOB
Water Treatment Operator II
Jun 12
Elk Grove, CA, USA
Elk Grove Water District
... general mechanical equipment used in the disinfection and treatment of water. * Operates SCADA ... Ability to: * Perform treatment plant operations and maintenance activities, using sound ...
Senior Water Treatment Operator
Apr 28
Sacramento, CA, USA
Sacramento County
... plant operations and water quality standards + Advanced principles and tests used in the treatment ... Or: 3. Certificate of completion from a two-year mechanical-electrical technology program AND One ...
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