Engineer, Hydraulic Salary

Male Hydraulic Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $69K per year in the United States. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Hydraulic Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$46,159 - $98,572
$46K
$69K
$99K
MEDIAN: $69,406
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50%
90%

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$14.42 - $33.13
$14
$21
$33
MEDIAN: $21.18
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$46,159 - $98,572  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
Profit Sharing
$700  
Total Pay (?
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$34,907 - $97,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.42 - $33.13  
   
Overtime
$18.50 - $49.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
   
Profit Sharing
$700  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,907 - $97,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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Job Description for Engineer, Hydraulic

A hydraulic engineer is a specialized civil engineer who works with issues concerning the flow of water and other liquids. They are employed primarily to work on bridges and dams and at hydraulic power plants, and there are also mechanical engineering applications, including heavy machinery, cooling systems, and turbines, which require their expertise. They are also important to environmental management and city-planning needs.

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Engineer, Hydraulic Tasks

  • Design and test hydraulic systems, their controls and associated products.
  • Identify, analyze and suggest strategies to resolve problems and concerns.
  • Establish timelines, schedules and materials needs to deliver projects.
  • Document specifications and feasibility, including site-specific and integrated components.
  • Design, develop, oversee execution, test and confirm performance for hydraulic projects.

Common Career Paths for Engineer, Hydraulic


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Many Hydraulic Engineers move into a Civil Engineer role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Civil Engineers on average bring in a similar salary to Hydraulic Engineers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Engineer, Hydraulic

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $55K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $69K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Hydraulic Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $79K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $73K.

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Key Stats for Engineer, Hydraulic

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Engineer, Hydraulic Salaries

Experienced
▲27%

Late-Career
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Engineer, Hydraulic Salaries

Engineering Design
▲20%


National Average
$62,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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