2016 AWWA Compensation Survey

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The labor market is tightening, which affects compensation.
Keep pace with the changing economy by having the latest data at your fingertips

The 2016 AWWA Compensation Survey of Water and Wastewater Utilities provides data and analyses of salaries, salary ranges, and compensation practices in the water and wastewater utility industry. Make sound salary decisions with the support of comprehensive and relevant data from the latest compensation surveys. More specifically, this data is designed to help you:

  • Compare your utility’s salaries to those of similar utilities by filtering data by type of ownership or management, population size, and total number of employees.
  • Reference salary range minimum, mid-point, and maximum levels for each position ­– as well as 50th percentile, company-weighted average pay, and employee-weighted average pay.
  • Compare similar jobs even if you use different titles.
  • Review recent changes to overall staffing levels, workplace policies, and cost-control initiatives.
  • Access segmented data for all participants, water-only participants, and water-and-wastewater participants.


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Wastewater Treatment Operator - Intermediate (PDF)