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Wastewater Operator salary in United States

How much does a Wastewater Operator make in the United States?

Average base salary

$22.22
Overtime
$6,750per year
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a wastewater operator is $22.22 per hour in the United States and $6,750 overtime per year.1.8k salaries reported, updated at August 10, 2022.

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Top companies for Wastewater Operators in United States

  1. City of Los Angeles
    4.3star
    347 reviews5 salaries reported
    $59.97per hour
  2. $34.96per hour
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Highest paying cities for Wastewater Operators in United States

  1. San Jose, CA
    $47.66 per hour
    10 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $31.92 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  3. Columbia, SC
    $30.24 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $20.57 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  2. Jacksonville, FL
    $20.27 per hour
    6 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $20.00 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  1. Columbia, MO
    $17.14 per hour
    10 salaries reported
  2. Saint Petersburg, FL
    $17.05 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  3. Twin Falls, ID
    $15.99 per hour
    7 salaries reported
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Where can a Wastewater Operator earn more?

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Most common benefits for Wastewater Operators

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 401 ratings

47% of Wastewater Operators in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Waste Water Operator

2,627 job openings

Average $40,994 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Wastewater Operator

As a wastewater operator how can I know if I am being paid fairly?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a position, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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How can wastewater operators increase their salary?

Each increase comes with more roles and responsibility. You can work towards taking up a supervisory position and oversee other operators if you work in a large plant.One of the other best way for an operator to increase their salary is by completing the next level of licensing.

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