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What is the average salary for Water Treatment Plant Operators in the United States?

Water Treatment Plant Operators earn an average hourly wage of $22.18. Hourly wages typically start from $12.81 and go up to $33.78. Water Treatment Plant Operators earn an average salary of $46,140 per year. Salaries typically start from $26,640 and go up to $70,270.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

Learn more about the Water Treatment Plant Operator job market for salaries of real jobs in your area.

Highest

The top 10% of Water Treatment Plant Operators in the United States earn:

$33.78 an hour $70,270 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Water Treatment Plant Operators in the United States earn:

$27.07 an hour $56,290 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Water Treatment Plant Operators in the United States earn:

$21.20 an hour $44,100 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Water Treatment Plant Operators in the United States earn:

$16.40 an hour $34,110 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Water Treatment Plant Operators in the United States earn:

$12.81 an hour $26,640 per year

Historical salary for Water Treatment Plant Operators in the United States

Water Treatment Plant Operator salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in California $31.52 $65,560 # 1
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Washington $30.31 $63,050 # 2
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Nevada $29.83 $62,040 # 3
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Connecticut $28.74 $59,780 # 4
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Alaska $28.58 $59,440 # 5
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in New Jersey $27.14 $56,450 # 6
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Massachusetts $25.78 $53,630 # 7
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in New York $25.62 $53,290 # 8
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Illinois $24.87 $51,730 # 9
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Colorado $24.63 $51,230 # 10
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in District of Columbia $24.58 $51,120 # 11
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Oregon $24.27 $50,480 # 12
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Wyoming $23.62 $49,130 # 13
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Minnesota $23.43 $48,730 # 14
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Hawaii $23.36 $48,590 # 15
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Maine $23.14 $48,120 # 16
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in New Hampshire $22.97 $47,790 # 17
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Rhode Island $22.66 $47,140 # 18
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Arizona $22.31 $46,410 # 19
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Florida $22.08 $45,930 # 20
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Vermont $21.99 $45,740 # 21
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Pennsylvania $21.99 $45,730 # 22
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Michigan $21.88 $45,520 # 23
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Wisconsin $21.68 $45,090 # 24
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in North Dakota $21.61 $44,950 # 25
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Maryland $21.45 $44,610 # 26
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Utah $21.44 $44,600 # 27
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in South Carolina $21.31 $44,320 # 28
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Ohio $20.98 $43,650 # 29
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Alabama $20.88 $43,430 # 30
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Iowa $20.76 $43,170 # 31
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Delaware $20.48 $42,590 # 32
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Virginia $20.01 $41,610 # 33
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Missouri $19.75 $41,080 # 34
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Indiana $19.23 $40,000 # 35
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Nebraska $19.10 $39,740 # 36
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Montana $19.01 $39,530 # 37
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Idaho $19.01 $39,530 # 38
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Tennessee $18.90 $39,310 # 39
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in South Dakota $18.88 $39,270 # 40
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in North Carolina $18.73 $38,950 # 41
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in New Mexico $18.49 $38,470 # 42
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Georgia $17.72 $36,860 # 43
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Oklahoma $17.72 $36,860 # 44
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Kansas $17.67 $36,760 # 45
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Texas $17.37 $36,120 # 46
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Mississippi $17.13 $35,620 # 47
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Kentucky $17.09 $35,550 # 48
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Louisiana $16.72 $34,770 # 49
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in West Virginia $15.67 $32,600 # 50
Water Treatment Plant Operator Salary in Arkansas $15.11 $31,420 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics