Water Treatment Plant Manager Salary

Roughly 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 $88K per year, but median earnings come to around $59K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most Water Treatment Plant Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,074 - $92,859
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$93K
MEDIAN: $59,339
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90%

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$17.38 - $29.93
(Median)
$17
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $20
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,074 - $92,859  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,547  
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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$38,559 - $87,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$17.38 - $29.93  
   
Overtime
$24.49 - $44.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,547  
   
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).
)
$38,559 - $87,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $43K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $46K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $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 17%

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
10%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 9%
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