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Utilities Operator Salary

$54,350 (USD)

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Last updated: June 15, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Utilities Operator is $54,350 a year and $26 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Utilities Operator is between $39,810 and $66,461. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Utilities Operator. 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

  • Operates sewage treatment, sludge processing, and disposal equipment in wastewater treatment plant to control flow and processing of sewage.
  • Monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually or by remote control to regulate flow of sewage.
  • Observes variations in operating conditions and reads meters, gauges, and tests results to determine load requirements.
Utilities Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Job family population: 117,450

Estimated population of Utilities Operator jobs: 14,446

Rate of error: 1.0%

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...

Utilities Operator Job Listings for United States

Utility Operator
Jun 14
Melrose, IL, USA
Total Staffing Solutions
Utility Operator Job Location: Melrose Park, IL Job Type: Temporary Salary: $12.00/hour Shift: First Shift, Monday-Friday and may have to work on Saturday's. Job Description: * Bundle/package/roll ...
Utility Operator
May 22
De Forest, WI, USA
This Utility Operator position works Monday through Friday from 3p to 11:30p, with overtime opportunities. In this role you will: * Provide operational coverage for several complex machines in the ...
Underground Utilities Operator / Foreman
Apr 19
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Subzero Excavating
... Utilities(Edison, Att, Time Warner and Gas) Current open positions for immediate fill: ** Heavy Equipment Operator: ** - Heavy Equipment Operators, with at-least (4) years equipment operating ...
May 2
Lehigh Acres, FL, USA
Thompkins Contracting Site Development & Utilities
To operate heavy equipment (ie. excavator, loader, etc) in a safe, efficient, and productive manner in order to install underground utilities. II. Primary Duties: 1. Take Ownership of this position. ...
Equipment Operator
Jun 5
Mcpherson, KS, USA
McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility
McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility invites applications for a full time landfill equipment operator at the municipal solid waste facility. High School Diploma or GED required. A successful candidate ...
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