Water Treatment Plant Manager Salary

Water Treatment Plant Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — over three-quarters have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $39K to $88K per year, median earnings come to $59K per year. The vast majority of Water Treatment Plant Managers (89 percent) survey respondents are men. Most Water Treatment Plant Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,961 - $93,393
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$39K
$59K
$93K
MEDIAN: $59,339
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$17.61 - $30.00
(Median)
$18
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,961 - $93,393  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,500  
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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$38,751 - $88,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$17.61 - $30.00  
   
Overtime
$24.49 - $44.28  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,500  
   
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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$38,751 - $88,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $43K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $46K. For Water Treatment Plant Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $56K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $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
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
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: 58% employee benefits None: 9%
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