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Water Treatment Plant Manager Salary (United States)

Water Treatment Plant Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with nearly three in four bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $57K per year on average but can range from $37K to $88K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The vast majority of Water Treatment Plant Managers (86 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Water Treatment Plant Manager Salary (?
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$37,762 - $93,789
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MEDIAN: $57,420
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Water Treatment Plant Manager Salary (?
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$16.47 - $29.66
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$37,762 - $93,789  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,456  
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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$37,462 - $88,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.47 - $29.66  
   
Overtime
$24.06 - $41.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,456  
   
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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$37,462 - $88,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Job Description for Water Treatment Plant Manager

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

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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 Water Treatment Plant Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. During the first five years of their careers, Water Treatment Plant Managers see a median income of $43K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $45K. On average, Water Treatment Plant Managers make $56K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $59K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Water Treatment Plant Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%
Experienced
up arrow 3%
National Average
$55,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 18%
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 9%