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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and Technicians

Earnings

Salaries of wastewater treatment plant operators and technicians vary depending on factors such as the size of the plant, the workers' job responsibilities, and their level of certification. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, water and wastewater treatment plant operators earned median annual salaries of $44,790 in May 2015. The lowest paid 10 percent earned $27,120 or less, while the highest paid 10 percent earned $70,940 or more a year. Plant operators who worked in local government earned a mean salary of $46,570.

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