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Salary & Benefits

Is Wastewater Treatment a dirty job? There is no way around it, Wastewater Treatment is the definition of a dirty job. In wastewater jobs, you'd be in regular contact with sewage, sludge, grease traps, detritus and hazardous chemicals.

That is precisely why wastewater careers pay competitive, family sustaining wages at all levels of experience.


District employee compensation information is available throught the State of California Government Compensation portal.

The Districts Organization Chart and Board Approved, Publicly Available Pay Scale Charts are below:

SD5 FY22-23 Personnel Org ChartSD5 FY22-23 Salary Step Plan

The District currently provides the following salary and benefits:

  • Salary range: Publicly available- Board approved salary step plan is below as an attachement
  • Annual Cost of Living Allowance (COLA)
  • CalPERS defined benefit retirement 
  • 457 deferred compensation defined contribution retirement benefit
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • Social Security
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • Educational incentive program 
  • 12 Paid holidays (6 fixed holidays, plus 6 floating holidays per year)
  • Accrued vacation (from 1 to 3 years of employment – 10 days per year; from 4 to 7 years of employment – 15 days per year; from 8 to 25 years of employment – 20 days per year; after 25 years of employment – 25 days per year)
  • Accrued sick leave (12 days per year)
  • Health & Wellness Program 
  • Safety Glasses and Safety Boot Allowance

CALPERS Pension Liabilities- Actuarial Reports

Below are links to the CALPERS Pension Liability Actuarial Reports website in which you can find out the Districts liabilities, funded status and more. 

Public Agency Actuarial Valuation Reports - CalPERS 

SD5 Specific Plan Information:

Miscellaneous Plan of the Sanitary District No. 5 of Marin County ( 

PEPRA Miscellaneous Plan of the Sanitary District No. 5 of Marin County (