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Water Treatment Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$59,491 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Water Treatment Operator is $59,491 a year and $29 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Water Treatment Operator is between $43,333 and $72,929. 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 Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • 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 Chicago, Illinois, 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:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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 2,705,994 (2018), 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...

Water Treatment Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Waste Water Treatment Operator - 2nd shift
May 24
Chicago, IL, USA
Fareva Morton Grove
Collect and test water samples as required from various process points to determine acidity ... Must obtain Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Class K Industrial Treatment Operator license ...
Water Treatment Technician
Jun 12
Gary, IN, USA
This water treatment technical representative position is focused on maintaining and expanding ... Capability of learning operating systems * Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) or ...
Chemical Process Supervisor/Engineer
May 13
Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
Essential Job Functions:Operates wastewater treatment facility. (Class K operator's license ... Oversees sanitary waste water treatment operationsTrouble shoots on metallurgical processes as ...
Field Service Technician III
Jun 14
Downers Grove, IL, USA
Cantel Medical
This segment is operated through Crosstex International, Inc. The Field Service Technician III will be responsible for servicing and troubleshooting water treatment equipment (Reverse Osmosis and Lab ...
Manufacturing Associate II
Apr 15
Libertyville, IL, USA
Culligan International Company
... water treatment solutions, drinking water systems and whole-house filtration systems. ... This individual will use pipe threading machinery, large hand tools and air operated devices. In ...
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