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Manager Water Department Salary
in San Diego, California

$100,290 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Manager Water Department is $100,290 a year and $48 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for a Manager Water Department is between $70,705 and $124,371. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Diego, California.

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Job Summary

  • Plans and directs construction, maintenance, and operation of irrigation system within area delegated by board of directors: establishes company policies relating to matters such as regulation of distribution and use of water, setting up of operation and maintenance standards, and standards concerned with construction of drainage systems.
  • Recommends changes in policy, basing recommendations on study of capacity of present facilities, agricultural requirements, crop trends, and probable future water needs.
  • Prepares directives to carry out policies approved by board.
  • Confers with farmers, officials of city water systems, and representatives of county, state, and federal government to discuss matters such as water delivery schedules, construction problems at road and highway intersections, and diversion of river water for district use.
  • Visits division offices, inspects field operations, and reviews periodic reports from subordinates to determine progress of construction and maintenance projects, distribution of water within divisions, collection of charges to users, and status of other phases of operation.
  • Reviews budget estimates and compiles and approves estimates for district.
  • Approves employment and discharge of employees, signs payrolls, and performs similar personnel duties.
Manager Water Department Job Prevalence in San Diego, California, United States

Job family: Managers, All Other

Job family population: 430,120

Estimated population of Manager Water Department jobs: 1,234

Rate of error: 0.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About San Diego, California

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Description: San Diego (, Spanish: [san ˈdjeɣo]; Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,419,516 as of July 1, 2017, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the U.S. and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population...

Manager Water Department Job Listings for San Diego, California

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