Water Treatment Plant Manager Salary

More than two-thirds of Water Treatment Plant Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $40K to $94K per year, but median earnings come to around $67K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,254 - $103,975
$39K
$65K
$100K
MEDIAN: $65,220
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$18.56 - $36.23
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MEDIAN: $23.93
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$0$103K
Salary $39,254 - $103,975
Bonus $0.00 - $4,932
Profit Sharing $750
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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$39,737 - $98,117
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 51
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $18.56 - $36.23
Overtime $21.60 - $53.51
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,932
Profit Sharing $750
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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$39,737 - $98,117
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

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Job Description for Water Treatment Plant Manager

  • Oversee, monitor, and maintain water treatment system and associated budgets.
  • Supervise staff and negotiate with equipment vendors to ensure daily operations.
  • Collect data about treatment and performance to identify areas for improvement.

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Pay by Experience Level for Water Treatment Plant Manager

Pay by Experience for a Water Treatment Plant Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Water Treatment Plant Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 11 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Water Treatment Plant Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Water Treatment Plant Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 44 salaries. A Water Treatment Plant Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 41 salaries.

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"Cover your butt at all times."
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Key Stats for Water Treatment Plant Manager

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
38%
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Experience Affects Water Treatment Plant Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼30%

Skills That Affect Water Treatment Plant Manager Salaries

Operations Management
▲7%

National Average
$60,000

Reverse Osmosis Water Purification
▼8%

Plant Maintenance
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None:
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