Water and waste treatment plant operators

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9243  ยท  Browse All Occupations

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Water treatment plant operators monitor and operate computerized control systems and related equipment in water filtration and treatment plants to regulate the treatment and distribution of water. Liquid waste plant operators monitor and operate computerized control systems and related equipment in wastewater, sewage treatment and liquid waste plants to regulate the treatment and disposal of sewage and wastes. They are employed by municipal governments and industrial facilities. This unit group also includes waste treatment plant operators in composting plants and other waste management facilities.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Environmental Systems Operator - Water Treatment
  • Filter Plant Operator - Water Treatment
  • Filtration Plant Controller - Water Treatment
  • Industrial Waste Treatment Plant Operator
  • Liquid Waste Process Operator
  • Liquid Waste Processing Plant Operator
  • Liquid Waste Treatment Plant Operator
  • Pump Station Operator - Water Treatment
  • Pumphouse Operator - Water Treatment
  • Sewage Plant Operator
  • Sewage-processing Equipment Tender
  • Waste Treatment Plant Operator
  • Wastewater Collection Operator
  • Wastewater Collection Systems Operator
  • Wastewater Treatment Operator
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Worker
  • Water And Wastewater Technician
  • Water Filtration Plant Operator
  • Water Gate Operator
  • Water Plant Pump Operator
  • Water Purification Plant Operator
  • Water Treatment Operator
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator
  • Water Treatment Plant Process Technician
  • Water Treatment Systems Operator
  • Water Utility Operator
  • Waterworks Pump House Operator
  • Waterworks Pumping Station Operator
  • Well-point Pump Operator
  • Environmental Systems Operator - Water Treatment
  • Liquid Waste Process Operator
  • Sewage Plant Operator
  • Waste Treatment Plant Operator
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
  • Water Filtration Plant Operator
  • Water Purification Plant Operator
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator
  • Waste Water Operator

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for water and waste treatment plant operators.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for water and waste treatment plant operators.

Sex Median Income
Male $67,328
Female $67,427
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (2 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for water and waste treatment plant operators.

$62,556.00
Lowest Observed
$65,000.00
Highest Observed
$62,556.00
25th Percentile
$63,778.00
Average
$63,778.00
Median
$65,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for water and waste treatment plant operators

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 20
25 to 34 years 25
35 to 44 years 30
45 to 54 years 70
55 to 64 years 30
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 170
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

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Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 40
Part Time 145
Total 185
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for water and waste treatment plant operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 155
Female 30
Total 185
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for water and waste treatment plant operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 170
Self Employed 0
Total 170
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for water and waste treatment plant operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 170
Unemployed 0
Total 170
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for water and waste treatment plant operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 45
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 35
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 75
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 20
Total 185
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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