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Engineer, Hydraulic Salary

Men make up the majority of Hydraulic Engineers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $62K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. Most Hydraulic Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,302 - $95,951
(Median)
$45K
$62K
$96K
MEDIAN: $61,961
10%
50%
90%

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$11.74 - $26.55
(Median)
$12
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$45,302 - $95,951  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,200  
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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$37,685 - $94,715  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $26.55  
   
Overtime
$21.21 - $44.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,200  
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).
)
$37,685 - $94,715  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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, develop, oversee execution, test and confirm performance for hydraulic projects.
  • Create project plans, document resource needs and evaluate project progress.
  • Model and refine hydraulic systems and algorithms.
  • Document specifications and feasibility, including site-specific and integrated components.
  • Design and test hydraulic systems, their controls and associated products.

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Hydraulic Engineers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Civil Engineer. Median pay for Civil Engineers is $60K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Engineer, Hydraulic

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


For many Hydraulic Engineers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $53K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $70K. Hydraulic Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $77K. Hydraulic Engineers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $83K.

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Experience Affects Engineer, Hydraulic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 8%
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