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Water Treatment Plant Manager Salary

Water Treatment Plant Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — more than three-fourths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $39K to $91K per year, median earnings come to $60K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and more than half earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,673 - $95,004
(Median)
$39K
$60K
$95K
MEDIAN: $59,673
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50%
90%

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$17.40 - $30.00
(Median)
$17
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,673 - $95,004  
   
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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$38,657 - $91,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.40 - $30.00  
   
Overtime
$24.42 - $41.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
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).
)
$38,657 - $91,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $43K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $48K. For Water Treatment Plant Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $56K. Water Treatment Plant Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $61K.

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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 15%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 9%
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