The average salary for a Water Superintendent is $62,486 per year. A skill in Operations Management is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$40,355 - $93,678
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$13.99 - $29.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,355 - $93,678  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,090  
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$36,351 - $92,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$13.99 - $29.79  
   
Overtime
$19.00 - $54.03  
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$0.00 - $10,090  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,351 - $92,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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Job Description for Water Superintendent

Water superintendents are responsible for managing the process of delivering water to a municipality’s treatment plant from wells, lakes, rivers, and other water supplies. In some municipalities, they also manage the sewer and waste water systems to ensure that water can safely return to natural supplies by being pumped into water bodies via runoff or irrigation systems for farming. Depending on the size of the city, the superintendent may direct either a small or large group of staff.

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Water Superintendent Tasks

  • Prepare and administer the department budget, report income and operating costs, and monitor project spending.
  • Manage and supervise water department staff, including hiring, training, scheduling, leading meetings, and assigning activities.
  • Compile and publish reports on water and wastewater facilities, operations, compliance with government standards, etc.
  • Oversee the operation and maintenance of a city water system, direct routine projects, and respond to emergencies.
  • Represent the water department at meetings with city or government officials and the public.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Water Superintendent Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$58,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Water Superintendent Salaries


National Average
$58,000

System Repair
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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