Water Supervisor Salary
The average wage for a Water Supervisor is $21.01 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
|Salary||$26,983 - $74,240|
|Total Pay (||$27,147 - $69,267|
|Hourly Rate||$12.82 - $32.41|
|Total Pay (||$27,147 - $69,267|
Job Description for Water Supervisor
Water supervisors generally work for local government agencies (counties or cities), though they may also work for other businesses. They are generally responsible for the operation and maintenance of water wells, water reservoirs, distribution and waste water collection systems, etc., and must ensure that water quality is safe in accordance with established standards. They may also supervise water maintenance technicians, general maintenance workers, water operators who test water for chemical content, and administrative staff.Read More...
Employers generally require that water supervisors have a college degree in a relevant field, though some companies may accept those with significant prior experience in the industry in place of a degree. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, are important in this position, and they must also evaluate policies and procedures used in water and waste water on an ongoing basis.
Water supervisors must ensure that their staff follows all established guidelines related to water maintenance and quality, and evaluate staff performance in accordance with the company’s procedures, policies, and guidelines. They should give timely feedback to their staff and ensure that contractors and vendors provide quality service, as well. They may perform inspections of work done by their employees, contractors or subcontractors, and must always stay up-to-date with new and existing government rules and regulations related to water quality and water treatment/maintenance. Some water supervisors may train or mentor new staff members, and some may occasionally travel to attend conferences or workshops.
Water Supervisor Tasks
- Oversee, evaluate, update, and report on daily operations.
- Monitor performance and resolve problems and complaints.
- Optimize processes and work to increase positive public opinion of goals and tasks.
- Track performance for equipment and determine maintenance, upgrade and replacement timing.
- Hire, train, schedule, and communicate priorities to staff.
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Pay by Experience Level for Water Supervisor
Pay by Experience for a Water Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Water Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 9 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Water Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Water Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 14 salaries. A Water Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 7 salaries.
Key Stats for Water Supervisor
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