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Water Treatment Operator Salary

$56,140 (USD)

Average Salary

$27/hr

Average Hourly

$954

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Water Treatment Operator is $56,140 a year and $27 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Water Treatment Operator is between $40,893 and $68,821. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Water Treatment 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

Description:
  • Operates and controls treatment plant machines and equipment to purify and clarify water for human consumption and for industrial use.
  • Regulates flow of raw water into treatment plant by operating and controlling electric motors, pumps, and valves.
Water Treatment 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 Water Treatment Operator jobs: 18,672

Rate of error: 1.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$65,082
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Water Treatment Operator Job Listings for United States

Wastewater Treatment Operator
Jul 22
San Bernardino, CA, USA
Water Quality Specialists
Water Quality Specialists is a company dedicated to customer service and satisfaction. All of our operators are certified through the California Water Resources Control Board and the California ...
Water Treatment/Reclamation Plant Operator Maintenance Interns
Jul 10
Mesa, AZ, USA
Creative Human Resources Concepts, LLC
Water Treatment/Reclamation Plant Operator Maintenance Interns (9) JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a training position in the operation and maintenance area of either the Water Treatment or Water ...
The Water Treatment Operator
Jun 24
South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
Lakeside Park Assoc Inc
The Water Treatment Operator will perform routine inspections, lubrication, servicing, maintenance, and cleaning of equipment and facilities as well as assist with the operation of water plant ...
Waste Water Treatment Operator
May 20
Orange County, CA, USA
APCT
Waste Water Treatment Operator; Work under direction of the Water/Wastewater Operations Manager this position will exercise considerable independent judgment while operating a treatment facility and ...
Waste Water Treatment Operator
Jul 3
Carson, CA, USA
Valence Surface Technologies
Able to operate continuous and batch wastewater treatment systems by using metal precipitation and water clarification techniques * Able to operate and maintain solution separator equipment's like ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Water Treatment Operator is $56,140 a year and $27 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Water Treatment Operator is between $40,893 and $68,821. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Water Treatment 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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Water Treatment Operator Job Listings for United States

Wastewater Treatment Operator
Jul 22
San Bernardino, CA, USA
Water Quality Specialists
Water Quality Specialists is a company dedicated to customer service and satisfaction. All of our operators are certified through the California Water Resources Control Board and the California ...
Water Treatment/Reclamation Plant Operator Maintenance Interns
Jul 10
Mesa, AZ, USA
Creative Human Resources Concepts, LLC
Water Treatment/Reclamation Plant Operator Maintenance Interns (9) JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a training position in the operation and maintenance area of either the Water Treatment or Water ...
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