INFOGRAPHIC: Job Outlook for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
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The average wage for water and wastewater treatment plant operators in Washington state are higher than the national average. Washington has an average of $63,087 per year versus $45,760 per year nationally.
117,000: The number of water and wastewater treatment jobs in the United States in 2016.
2,451: The number of water and wastewater treatment jobs in Washington in 2016.
Three out of four jobs in wastewater treatment are with local government organizations.
Did you know? Washington state had more than 300 wastewater treatment plants in operation!