Water Superintendent Salary

A Water Superintendent earns an average salary of $61,234 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$39,792 - $92,471
(Median)
$40K
$61K
$92K
MEDIAN: $61,233
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$13.87 - $29.88
(Median)
$14
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,792 - $92,471  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
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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$35,798 - $90,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.87 - $29.88  
   
Overtime
$18.69 - $50.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
   
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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$35,798 - $90,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Water Superintendent

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 11%

National Average
$58,000

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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