Engineer, Hydraulic Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Hydraulic Engineers earn an average of $70K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$47,577 - $98,031
$48K
$70K
$98K
MEDIAN: $70,227
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50%
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$14.06 - $32.99
$14
$20
$33
MEDIAN: $20.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$47,577 - $98,031  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,878  
Profit Sharing
$850  
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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$33,280 - $97,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.06 - $32.99  
   
Overtime
$18.33 - $49.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,878  
   
Profit Sharing
$850  
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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$33,280 - $97,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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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Hydraulic Engineers who go on to become Civil Engineers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Civil Engineer, an upper-level role, pays $61K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Engineer, Hydraulic

Pay by Experience for an Engineer, Hydraulic has a positive trend. An entry-level Engineer, Hydraulic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 59 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Engineer, Hydraulic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Engineer, Hydraulic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 29 salaries. An Engineer, Hydraulic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 16 salaries.

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Key Stats for Engineer, Hydraulic

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Engineer, Hydraulic Salaries

Experienced
▲21%

Late-Career
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$63,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Engineer, Hydraulic Salaries

Engineering Design
▲17%


National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 10%
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