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View the mid-level salary in both your current job and your selected occupation. (Annual salaries apply to people who work full-time year-round.)

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$63,700 $63,700
Power Plant Operators
$95,200 $95,200

Similar skills & knowledge

These skills are commonly used in both your current job and your selected occupation.

Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.

Reading Comprehension
Reading work-related information.

Operation Monitoring
Watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working.

Critical Thinking
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

Operation and Control
Using equipment or systems.

Typical Level Of Training

See how much education people typically have in your selected job, and then use the link to find training programs in your local area.

High school diploma or equivalent

High school diploma or equivalent

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Many states require licenses for certain jobs. See if your selected occupation requires a license and if so, follow the link to find information for your state.

License required in WA

No license required in WA

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Certifications help you get ahead or qualify for different jobs. You usually have to pass a test to earn one, and then you can show employers that you have the skills and knowledge needed to do well on the job.

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12 related certifications

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