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Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary

How much does a Water Treatment Plant Operator make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Water Treatment Plant Operator

$56,391 (USD)/yr

$27 (USD)/hr

$959 (USD)/yr

$55,713 (USD)/yr

$27 (USD)/hr

$959 (USD)/yr

Job 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.
The average water treatment plant operator salary in United States is $56,391 or an equivalent hourly rate of $27. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $959. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$41,075 (USD)

$69,128 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$65,372 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Water Treatment Plant Operator will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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