Water Treatment Plant Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up nearly three in four of Water Treatment Plant Managers. Pay fluctuates from $40K to $94K per year, but expected earnings average $65K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Water Treatment Plant Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,609 - $98,692
$44K
$65K
$99K
MEDIAN: $65,463
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$17.11 - $36.58
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$43,609 - $98,692  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
Profit Sharing
$750  
Total Pay (?
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$40,482 - $93,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.11 - $36.58  
   
Overtime
$22.02 - $53.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$40,482 - $93,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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Job Description for Water Treatment Plant Manager

  • Oversee, monitor, and maintain water treatment system and associated budgets.
  • Supervise staff and negotiate with equipment vendors to ensure daily operations.
  • Collect data about treatment and performance to identify areas for improvement.

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Pay by Experience Level for Water Treatment Plant Manager

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


For many Water Treatment Plant Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $43K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $58K. Water Treatment Plant Managers see a median salary of $63K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $64K.

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Key Stats for Water Treatment Plant Manager

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
41%
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Experience Affects Water Treatment Plant Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$62,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Skills That Affect Water Treatment Plant Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$62,000

Reverse Osmosis Water Purification
up arrow 11%

Plant Maintenance
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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