Water Treatment Plant Manager Salary

Four-fifths of Water Treatment Plant Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $39K to $86K per year, but median earnings come to around $59K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and more than half earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$39,131 - $88,170

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$17.38 - $29.93

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$39,131 - $88,170  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,950  
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$38,586 - $86,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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Hourly Rate
$17.38 - $29.93  
   
Overtime
$24.58 - $45.01  
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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$0.00 - $14,950  
   
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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$38,586 - $86,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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.


Water Treatment Plant Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $43K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $46K. Water Treatment Plant Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $56K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Water Treatment Plant Manager generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $60K.

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Experience Affects Water Treatment Plant Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 9%
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