Water Treatment Plant Manager Salary

With over three-fourths of Water Treatment Plant Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Water Treatment Plant Managers is $67K annually and can range from $40K on the lower end to $93K per year near the higher end. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,186 - $100,577
$43K
$67K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,679
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$17.17 - $36.50
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$36
MEDIAN: $22.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,186 - $100,577  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,195  
Profit Sharing
$750  
Total Pay (?
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$40,211 - $93,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.17 - $36.50  
   
Overtime
$23.15 - $53.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,195  
   
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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$40,211 - $93,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Water Treatment Plant Managers. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $42K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $57K. For Water Treatment Plant Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $64K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $65K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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
6%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
42%
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Experience Affects Water Treatment Plant Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼32%

Skills That Affect Water Treatment Plant Manager Salaries

Operations Management
▲5%

National Average
$61,000

Reverse Osmosis Water Purification
▼10%

Plant Maintenance
▼18%

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
6%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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