Water Utilities Salary Survey

The Water Utilities Salary Survey reports compensation data for 120 benchmark jobs related to water supply and irrigation systems. The industry survey is available by geographic area (US Region or US National) for $589.

The Water Utilities Salary Survey documents market-based pay data for 11 executive and 109 non-management salary benchmark jobs from up to three databases: digitized public sources, ERI Assessor Series data, and direct participants. The following information is reported for each job title (salary data are shown in means, medians, and percentile cuts):

  • Annual Salary
  • Incentive/Variable Pay
  • Total Direct Annual Compensation
  • Job Description
  • Graph with a Trend Line and Data Points
  • Selected Characteristics of the Occupation (SCO)

Survey information is solicited through traditional mail, email, and online questionnaires. Each data submission is thoroughly screened by our team of experienced researchers prior to inclusion in a survey. No attempt is made to alter incumbent data as reported other than to normalize collected compensation amounts to a common date. Data collection begins October and ends March. Survey results are published annually in July, with an effective data date of March 31 of the given survey year.

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Engineering Director
  • Administrative Engineering Manager
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Billing Clerk
  • Boiler Operator
  • Branch Office Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Materials Handler
  • Materials Manager
  • Mechanic Truck
  • Meter Reader
  • Meter Repairer
  • Overhead Crane Operator
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Manager
  • Pipefitter
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Engineering Director
  • Administrative Engineering Manager
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Billing Clerk
  • Boiler Operator
  • Branch Office Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Drafter
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Compressed Gas Plant Worker
  • Computer Programmer
  • Contract Administrator
  • Cost Accountant
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Customer Service Representative (General Calls)
  • Customer Service Representative (Specialized Calls)
  • Data Warehouse Manager
  • Dispatcher
  • Drafter Utilities
  • Drafting Supervisor
  • Electrical Drafter
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electrician Journeyman
  • Electrolysis Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Technician
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Engineering Supervisor
  • Environmental Technician
  • Equipment Operator Heavy
  • Executive Secretary
  • Executive Vice President
  • Financial Analyst
  • Gas Compressor Operator
  • Gas Plant Operator
  • Gate Guard
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy Truck Driver
  • Human Resources Manager
  • HVAC Mechanic
  • Hydraulic Engineer
  • Hydroelectric Station Operator
  • Hydrographer
  • Hydrologist
  • Instrument Technician
  • Janitor
  • Laboratory Technician Utilities
  • Light Truck Driver
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Marketing Manager
  • Materials Handler
  • Materials Manager
  • Mechanic Truck
  • Meter Reader
  • Meter Repairer
  • Overhead Crane Operator
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Manager
  • Pipefitter
  • Pipefitter Helper
  • Plumber
  • Plumber Supervisor
  • Power Distribution Engineer
  • Power Plant Operator
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Power Transmission Engineer
  • Powerhouse Mechanic
  • Powerline Supervisor
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Manager (Experience)
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Pump Installer
  • Pump Repairer
  • Pump Station Operator
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Rate Analyst
  • Receptionist
  • Regulatory Administrator
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Safety Engineer
  • Safety Manager
  • SAP Analyst
  • Security Guard
  • Server Administrator
  • Server Manager
  • Service Order Clerk
  • Sewage Facilities Supervisor
  • Stationary Engineer
  • Storage Administrator
  • Substation Operator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Top Business Development Executive
  • Top IT Officer
  • Top Legal Officer
  • Tree Trimmer
  • Utilities Sales Representative
  • Utilities Superintendent
  • Utility Clerk Locator
  • Utility Complaints Investigator
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
  • Water Maintenance Worker
  • Water Superintendent
  • Water Supervisor
  • Water Tender
  • Water Treatment Operator
  • Water Treatment Plant Manager
  • Welder
  • Welding Supervisor
  • 4-COUNTY ELECTRIC POWER ASSOCIATION
  • ABERDEEN-SPRINGFIELD CANAL CO
  • ADAMS COUNTY WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • ALCORN COUNTY ELECTRIC POWER ASSOCIATION
  • ALCORN COUNTY WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • AMERICAN STATES WATER CO
  • AMERICAN WATER WORKS CO INC
  • AMES LAKE WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • AMES-MINGLEWOOD WATER SUPPLY CORP
  • APPALACHIAN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
  • MEANSVILLE RILEY ROAD WATER COMPANY INC
  • MERIDIAN FARMS WATER CO
  • MERIWETHER LEWIS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
  • MIDDLE TENNESSEE ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION
  • MIDDLESEX WATER CO
  • MIDWAY WATER SYSTEM INC
  • MIRE-BRANCH WATER CORPORATION
  • MIWUK VILLAGE MUTUAL WATER COMPANY
  • MONROE COUNTY ELECTRIC POWER ASSN
  • MONTEBELLO LAND & WATER COMPANY
  • 4-COUNTY ELECTRIC POWER ASSOCIATION
  • ABERDEEN-SPRINGFIELD CANAL CO
  • ADAMS COUNTY WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • ALCORN COUNTY ELECTRIC POWER ASSOCIATION
  • ALCORN COUNTY WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • AMERICAN STATES WATER CO
  • AMERICAN WATER WORKS CO INC
  • AMES LAKE WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • AMES-MINGLEWOOD WATER SUPPLY CORP
  • APPALACHIAN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
  • AQUA AMERICA INC
  • ARAB ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE INC
  • ARTESIAN RESOURCE CORP
  • ATASCADERO MUTUAL WATER CO
  • AUBURN WATER SYSTEM INC
  • AUTUMN HILLS WATER COMPANY
  • AVRA WATER CO OP INC
  • BAYOU TECHE WATER WORKS INC
  • BEACHES WATER COMPANY INC
  • BELLFLOWER HOME GARDEN WATER CO
  • BELLFLOWER-SOMERSET MUTUAL WATER COMPANY
  • BELL-MILAM-FALLS WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION
  • BIG MESA MUTUAL DOMESTIC WATER COMMERCE ASSOCIATION
  • BIGFIELD WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • BILLYS CREEK RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • BLACKLAND WATER ASSOCATION SYSTEM
  • BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORP 101-10 IRC
  • BLUE RIDGE POWER AGENCY
  • BLUE RIDGE RURAL WATER COMPANY INC
  • BLUE RIDGE WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • BOGGAN RIDGE WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • BOYLESTON WATERWORKS CORPORATION
  • BRANDON-IRENE WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION
  • BRENTWOOD WATER CORPORATION
  • BUCKEYE POWER INC
  • CALIFORNIA UTILITIES EMERGENCY ASSOCIATION
  • CALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE GROUP
  • CAMANO CO-OPERATIVE WATER & POWER COMPANY
  • CANEY FORK ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE INC
  • CANNONSBURG-CHURCH HILL WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • CASCADEL MUTUAL WATER COMPANY
  • CASON WATER DISTRICT INC
  • CECILIA WATER CORPORATION
  • CEDARPINES PARK MUTUAL WATER COMPANY
  • CENTER WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • CENTRAL ELECTRIC POWER ASSOCIATION
  • CENTRAL WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • CHENIERE-DREW WATER SYSTEM INC
  • CHESAPEAKE RANCH WATER CO
  • CHICKASAW ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE INC
  • CITIZENS ENERGY GROUP
  • CITIZENS WATER SERVICE INC
  • CITY CORPORATION
  • CITY POINT WATER ASSOCIATION
  • CLARITA OLNEY WATER COMPANY INC
  • CLARKDALE WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • CLEAR WATER CORPORATION
  • CLEAR WATER SERVICE CORPORATION
  • COALING WATER AUTHORITY INC
  • CONETOE COMMUNITY WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • CONNECTICUT WATER SERVICE INC
  • CONSOLIDATED MUTUAL WATER COMPANY
  • COOKS MILLS WATER ASSOCIATION
  • COONTAIL WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • COVINA IRRIGATION COMPANY
  • CRAFTON WATER CO A CORP
  • CROWLEY COUNTY WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • CULLMAN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
  • CUMBERLAND ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORP
  • DAN RIVER WATER INC
  • DAVIDSON WATER INC
  • DEADMANS BASIN WATER USERS ASSN
  • DEL-CO WATER COMPANY INC
  • DELTA WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • DENVER WATER
  • DEVORE WATER COMPANY
  • DIXIE COMMUNITY UTILITY ASSOCIATION
  • DOCKTON WATER ASSOCIATION
  • DUCK RIVER ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION
  • EAST CULLMAN WATER SYSTEM INCORPORATED
  • EAST LOWNDES WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • EAST OXFORD WATER ASSOCIATION
  • EASTABUTCHIE UTILITY ASSOCIATION INC
  • EASTERN PINES WATER CORPORATION
  • EL DORADO MUTUAL WATER COMPANY
  • ELDERVILLE WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION
  • ELECTRIC POWER ASSOCIATION NORTH CENTRAL MISS
  • ENERGY UNITED WATER CORPORATION
  • FARMINGTON WATER ASSOCIATION
  • FAYETTE WATER COMPANY
  • FILES VALLEY WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION
  • FINNEY COUNTY WATER USERS ASSOCIATION
  • FIRGROVE MUTUAL INC
  • FLAT CREEK WATER CO-OP INC
  • FMC WATER COMPANY
  • FORDS VALLEY AND HIGHWAY 278 WATER COOPERATIVE
  • FORKED DEER ELECTRIC COOP INC
  • FORT LOUDOUN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
  • FORT MORGAN RESERVIOR AND IRRIGATION COMPANY
  • FRANKLIN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
  • FREEMANVILLE WATER SYSTEM INC
  • GARDNER COMMUNITY WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • GARFIELD MUTUAL DOMESTIC WATER CONSUMERS & MUTUAL SEWAGE WORKS
  • GLIDE WATER ASSOCIATION
  • GONZALEZ UTILITIES ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED
  • GRANT-ROBERTS RURAL WATER SYSTEM INC
  • GREENHUNTER RESOURCES INC
  • HANCOCK-WOOD ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
  • HANSON RURAL WATER SYSTEM INC
  • HARDIN WATER ASSOC INC
  • HARMONY WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • HAYES CREEK WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • HELEN ERSKINE TRUST-US FOREST
  • HEMMI ROAD WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • HENDERSON-NINA WATER SYSTEM INC
  • HICKMAN-FULTON COUNTIES RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE CORPORATION
  • HIGHWAY 4 & 24 WATER ASSOCIATION
  • HIGHWAY 63 WATERS USERS ASSOCIATION INC
  • HILLCREST-SCURLOCK WATER SYSTEM INC
  • HOBSON WATER SYSTEM
  • HOCHATOWN RURAL WATER DISTRICT
  • HOFFMAN RURAL WATER DISTRICT INC
  • HOLT WATER WORKS INC
  • HOMEWOOD WATER ASSOCIATION
  • HORN LAKE WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • HUDSON WATER WORKS INC
  • HUGULEY WATER SEWER AND FIRE PROTECTION AUTHORITY
  • HURRICANE CREEK WATER ASSOCIATION I NC
  • ICARD TOWNSHIP WATER CORPORATION
  • INDEPENDENCE WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • JACKSON COUNTY WATER COMPANY INC
  • JACKSON LAKE RESERVIOR AND IRRIGATION COMPANY
  • JOE WHEELER ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION
  • KEATCHIE WATER SYSTEM INC
  • KERSEY WELL USERS ASSOCIATION
  • KINGSLAND WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION
  • LAKE PANASOFFKEE WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • LAS CUMBRES MUTUAL WATER COMPANY
  • LEROUX CREEK WATER USERS ASSOCIATION
  • LIBERTY HILL WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • LINCOLN RURAL WATER ASSOC INC
  • LITTLE ELM VALLEY WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION
  • LITTLE RIVER WATER & SEWERAGE CO INC
  • LOESCH & CRANN DITCH COMPANY
  • LONG CREEK WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • LOOP 360 WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION
  • LOWER VALLEY WATER USERS COOPERA TIVE ASSOCIATION
  • MAMOU ROAD WATER SYSTEM INC
  • MARKLEEVILLE WATER COMPANY
  • MARLOW WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION
  • MARSHALL-DEKALB ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
  • MARYGOLD MUTUAL WATER CO CORNER OF ALDER & SAN BERNARDINO STREETS
  • MAYWOOD MUTUAL WATER CO NO 1
  • MEANSVILLE RILEY ROAD WATER COMPANY INC
  • MERIDIAN FARMS WATER CO
  • MERIWETHER LEWIS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
  • MIDDLE TENNESSEE ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION
  • MIDDLESEX WATER CO
  • MIDWAY WATER SYSTEM INC
  • MIRE-BRANCH WATER CORPORATION
  • MIWUK VILLAGE MUTUAL WATER COMPANY
  • MONROE COUNTY ELECTRIC POWER ASSN
  • MONTEBELLO LAND & WATER COMPANY
  • MONTEREY RURAL WATER SYSTEM INC
  • MORAVIAN FALLS WATERWORKS INC
  • MORRIS WATER ASSOCIATION
  • MOUNT COMFORT WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • MOUNTAIN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE INC
  • MT KONOCTI MUTUAL WATER COMPANY
  • MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC SYSTEMS OF OKLAHOMA
  • MWH AMERICAS
  • MYOMA DUNES MUTUAL WATER COMPANY
  • N E MT VERNON WATER COMPANY
  • NATCHEZ TRACE ELECTRIC POWER ASSOCIATION
  • NEBRASKA MUNICIPAL POWER POOL
  • NEVADA WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION
  • NEW CREEK WATER ASSOCIATION
  • NEW HOPE WATER SYSTEM INC
  • NEWPORT COMMUNITY TELEVISION INC
  • NORTH ALABAMA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
  • NORTH COVINGTON WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • NORTH GEORGIA ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP
  • NORTH LAUDERDALE WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • NORTH LENOIR WATER CORPORATION
  • NORTH OF CROWLEY WATER CORPORATION
  • NORTH SIDE PUMPING COMPANY
  • NORTHERN COLORADO WATER ASSOCIATION
  • NORTHWEST KEMPER WATER ASSOCIATION
  • NTS UTILITY ASSOCIATION INC
  • NUVERRA ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS INC
  • OAK CREEK WATER CO NO 1
  • OAK GROVE WATER USERS ASSOCIATION
  • OAK HILL WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • OILDALE MUTUAL WATER COMPANY
  • OKATOMA WATER ASSOCIATION
  • OKTOC WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • OLD STRAITSVILLE WATER ASSN INC
  • OZELLO WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • PALMETTO WATER SYSTEM INC
  • PALO ALTO PARK MUTUAL WATER CO
  • PANACEA AREA WATER SYSTEM INC
  • PATTISON COMMUNITY WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • PEARL RIVER VALLEY ELECTRIC POWER ASSN
  • PELGER MUTUAL WATER COMPANY
  • PENDLETON WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION
  • PENNYRILE RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE CORPORATION
  • PICKWICK ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
  • PINEVILLE WATER ASSOCIATION
  • PINTLALA WATER SYSTEM INC
  • PLAINVIEW MUTUAL WATER COMPANY
  • PLATEAU ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
  • POLLOCK AREA WATER SYSTEM INC
  • PONTOTOC ELECTRIC POWER ASSN
  • PORTERVILLE WATER ASSOCIATION
  • PP&L SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUND INC
  • PRAIRIE LAND WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • PRENTISS ALCORN WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • PRENTISS COUNTY ELECTRIC POWER ASSN
  • PROGRESS COMMUNITY WATER ASSOCIATION
  • PURE CYCLE CORP
  • RACCOON WATER COMPANY
  • RANDOLPH WATER SYSTEM INC
  • RAPID ISLAND WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • REDLAND HEIGHTS WATER COMPANY
  • RIVERSIDE ELECTRIC COMPANY LTD
  • ROGERS MESA DOMESTIC WATER COMPANY
  • RURAL COMMUNITY WATER DISTRICT OF GEORGETOWN COUNTY
  • RURAL UTILITY SOLUTIONS
  • RUSSELL UTILITIES INC
  • SAINT THOMAS WATER ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED
  • SALADO WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION
  • SAND MOUNTAIN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
  • SCHOOL AND MUNICIPAL ENERGY COOPERATIVE OF WESTERN NEW YORK
  • SENIOR CANYON MUTUAL WATER COMPANY
  • SEQUACHEE VALLEY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
  • SEVEN LAKES WATER ASSOC
  • SEVIER COUNTY WATER ASSOCIATION
  • SHASTA RIVER WATER ASSOCIATION
  • SHELBY GAS ASSOCIATION
  • SHIVERS WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • SJW CORP
  • SKY FOREST MUTUAL WATER COMPANY
  • SONORA MEADOWS MUTUAL WATER COMPANY
  • SOUTH CLAIBORNE WATER SYSTEM INC
  • SOUTH GRANT WATER CORPORATION INC
  • SOUTH MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC WATER AUTHORITY
  • SOUTH OAKDALE WATER SYSTEM INC
  • SOUTH TERRY WATER ASSN INC
  • SOUTH WALTON UTILITY COMPANY INC
  • SOUTHEAST GREENE WATER AUTHORITY
  • SOUTHEAST RANKIN WATER ASSN INC
  • SOUTHWEST JONES WATER ASSOCIATION
  • SOUTHWEST LAUDERDALE WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • SOUTHWEST LEAKE WATER ASSOCIATION
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORP
  • SOUTHWEST WAYNE WATER ASSOCIATION
  • SPANAWAY WATER COMPANY
  • SQUAW VALLEY MUTUAL WATER COMPANY
  • STANLEY SEWER ASSOCIATION INC
  • STARLITE PINES MUTUAL WATER CO INC
  • STRAWBERRY LODGE MUTUAL WATER CO
  • STRINGER WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION IN C
  • STW RESOURCES HOLDING CORP
  • SUMAS RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • SUNKO WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION
  • SURREY VILLAGE WATER COMPANY INC
  • TALLAHATCHIE VALLEY ELECTRIC POWER ASSOCIATION
  • TATE MONROE WATER ASSN INC
  • TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY CHEROKEE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
  • TENNESSEE VALLEY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
  • TEXAS CUC AGGREGATION PROJECT INC
  • THOMASVILLE WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • THORN WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • THREE OAKS WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION
  • TIPPAH ELECTRIC POWER ASSOCIATION
  • TISHOMINGO CO ELECTRIC POWER ASSN
  • TOKAY PARK WATER COMPANY
  • TOMBIGBEE ELECTRIC POWER ASSN
  • TOVEY WATER DEPARTMENT
  • TRI-COUNTY ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP
  • TRI-LAKE RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • TRI-STATE ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORP
  • UNION HILL WATER ASSOCIATION
  • UNITED WATER SYSTEM INC
  • UPPER CUMBERLAND ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION
  • V A W WATER SYSTEM INC
  • VALLEY VIEW MUTUAL WATER COMPANY
  • VALLEY VIEW PARK MUTUAL WATER COMPANY
  • VOLUNTEER ENERGY COOPERATIVE
  • WALLERVILLE WATER ASSN INC
  • WALLS WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • WARM BEACH WATER ASSOCIATION
  • WARREN RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE CORPORATION
  • WATER ASSOCIATION INC MONTEREY
  • WELBY JACOB WATER USERS COMPANY
  • WELCH GAS COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION
  • WEST KENTUCKY RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE CORPORATION
  • WEST LAWRENCE WATER COOPERATIVE
  • WEST PRAIRIE WATER CO
  • WEST WILKES WATER ASSOCIATION INC
  • WESTERN WAYNE WATER DISTRICT
  • WICHITA VALLEY WATER SUPPLY CORP
  • WILDWOOD WATER ASSOCIATION
  • WILLOW CREEK MUTUAL WATER COMPANY INC
  • YORK WATER CO
  • YOUNGS WATER & SEWER DISTRICT INC

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