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Energy & Utilities

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Operate or control an entire process or system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat water or wastewater.

Salary Breakdown

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Average

$40,000

ANNUAL

Entry Level

$27,000

ANNUAL

Mid Level

$40,500

ANNUAL

Expert Level

$54,000

ANNUAL


Projected Jobs

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

3,070

Projected job openings through 2028


Sample Career Roadmap

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators


Top Expected Tasks

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Mechanical

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

KNOWLEDGE

Public Safety and Security

KNOWLEDGE

Chemistry

KNOWLEDGE

Physics

SKILL

Operation Monitoring

SKILL

Operation and Control

SKILL

Monitoring

SKILL

Quality Control Analysis

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

ABILITY

Oral Expression

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

ABILITY

Near Vision

ABILITY

Written Comprehension

ABILITY

Written Expression


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