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How much does a Water Treatment Plant Operator make in Illinois?

Average Water Treatment Plant Operator Hourly Wage in Illinois

Water Treatment Plant Operators earn a median hourly wage of $25.89. Hourly wages typically start from $12.95 and go up to $38.68.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Water Treatment Plant Operator Yearly Salary in Illinois

Water Treatment Plant Operators earn a median salary of $53,850 per year. Salaries typically start from $26,940 and go up to $80,440.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Water Treatment Plant Operator Earnings by Seniority

Top End Water Treatment Plant Operator Earnings

The highest earning Water Treatment Plant Operators in Illinois earn:

$38.68
an hour
$80,440
per year
Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator Earnings

Senior Water Treatment Plant Operators in Illinois earn:

$31.44
an hour
$65,390
per year
Experienced Water Treatment Plant Operator Earnings

Experienced Water Treatment Plant Operators in Illinois earn:

$25.89
an hour
$53,850
per year
Junior Water Treatment Plant Operator Earnings

Junior Water Treatment Plant Operators in Illinois earn:

$20.05
an hour
$41,710
per year
Starting Water Treatment Plant Operator Earnings

Starting Water Treatment Plant Operators in Illinois earn:

$12.95
an hour
$26,940
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Water Treatment Plant Operator salary comparison

Water Treatment Plant Operators earn less than 55% percent of Trades careers in Illinois. Water Treatment Plant Operator salaries are in the bottom 73% of all careers in Illinois.

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Historical salary for Water Treatment Plant Operators in Illinois

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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