Water Treatment Plant Manager Salary

With about 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 $60K annually and can range from $39K on the lower end to $91K per year near the higher end. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,809 - $93,313
(Median)
$41K
$60K
$93K
MEDIAN: $60,433
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90%

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$17.19 - $30.34
(Median)
$17
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,809 - $93,313  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$39,102 - $90,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.19 - $30.34  
   
Overtime
$23.95 - $45.64  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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).
)
$39,102 - $90,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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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Water Treatment Plant Managers only report a few specific skills. Operations Management and Reverse Osmosis Water Purification are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Reverse Osmosis Water Purification.

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 with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $43K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $50K. For Water Treatment Plant Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $57K. 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 $61K.

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Experience Affects Water Treatment Plant Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Water Treatment Plant Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 19%

National Average
$56,000

Reverse Osmosis Water Purification
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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