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The average wastewater plant operator salary in United States is $34,056 or an equivalent hourly rate of $16. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $433. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
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An entry level wastewater plant operator (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $27,900. On the other end, a senior level wastewater plant operator (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $44,433.

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Job Description
Operate or control an entire process or system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat water or wastewater.

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