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Water Treatment Plant Manager Salary

With more than three-quarters of Water Treatment Plant Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $38K to $89K per year and averages out to $59K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Water Treatment Plant Managers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,673 - $93,288
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$93K
MEDIAN: $59,339
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90%

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$17.09 - $30.00
(Median)
$17
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $21.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,673 - $93,288  
   
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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$38,393 - $88,670  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$17.09 - $30.00  
   
Overtime
$21.84 - $41.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$38,393 - $88,670  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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.


For Water Treatment Plant Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $43K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $47K. Water Treatment Plant Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $57K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $60K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Water Treatment Plant Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

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: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 9%