Average Salary for HDR, Inc. Employees

A salary of $68K annually is the median rate at HDR, Inc. Though what you do at the company and your city do impact pay, how long you've been working is the primary influence on employee salary at HDR, Inc. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Architecture, Engineering

HDR Inc.

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Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $72K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of HDR, Inc. employees (31 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $59K annually on average.


The highest average salaries go to Engineering Project Managers, who bring in close to around $90K per year, though Civil Engineers are not far behind at about $69K along with Structural Engineers ($66K) and Water Resources Engineers ($62K). Environmental Scientists make an average $51K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($78K annually) can be spotted in Sacramento, Calif.; Denver, Colo. (about $75K), New York, N.Y. (around $70K), and Kansas City, Mo. ($66K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Charlotte, N.C.; in fact, at approximately $62K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, HDR, Inc. pays its California employees the most; the pay rate there is around $81K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Professional Engineer License Holders are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $96K annually. Earning an OSHA 30 hour Certificate Holder Holder certification garners significant financial rewards of $95K per year on average. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME) make the most here, hauling in approximately $84K annually.


When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $80K per year. A common skill in HDR, Inc.'s work force is Engineering Design; around two in five of survey participants report using it on the job. Microsoft Excel, Autodesk AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly all survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Perks cover health insurance for almost all survey participants and dental coverage for almost all workers. Advantages of working here also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, flexible hours, stock options, and a company cell phone.

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Key Stats for HDR, Inc.


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58 %
$49,129 - $80,540
$53,937 - $94,129

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$44,571 - $87,621
$53,851 - $80,978
$50,336 - $72,767
$58,000 - $96,180
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