Water And Wastewater Treatment Plant And System Operators

Training Requirements for Water And Wastewater Treatment Plant And System Operators

Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators need a high school diploma or equivalent and long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators
Percent
Less than High School 3.9
High School 38.2
Some College 33.5
Associates Degree 12.7
Bachelors Degree 9.9
Masters Degree 1.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.5

Employment Outlook for Water And Wastewater Treatment Plant And System Operators

This represents about 117,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 7,000 more water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 36,000 more.

Typical Income for Water And Wastewater Treatment Plant And System Operators

Hourly Income

On average,water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators make $23.04 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators $13.25 $16.96 $22.00 $28.09 $35.15
Production occupations $9.96 $11.98 $15.93 $21.81 $28.99
Plant and system operators $15.71 $20.71 $27.93 $36.29 $44.47
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators make $47,930 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators $27,550 $35,270 $45,760 $58,420 $73,120
Production occupations $20,720 $24,920 $33,130 $45,360 $60,300
Plant and system operators $32,680 $43,080 $58,100 $75,490 $92,500
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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