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Engineer, Hydraulic Salary

Male Hydraulic Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $63K annually in the United States. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Hydraulic Engineers. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,925 - $96,648
(Median)
$46K
$63K
$97K
MEDIAN: $62,508
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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,925 - $96,648  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,082  
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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$37,260 - $95,860  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate 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$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 - $6,082  
   
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).
)
$37,260 - $95,860  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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.

Common Career Paths for Engineer, Hydraulic


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For Hydraulic Engineers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Hydraulic Engineers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Civil Engineer.

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Pay by Experience Level for Engineer, Hydraulic

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


Hydraulic Engineers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $53K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $69K. On average, Hydraulic Engineers make $77K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $83K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Engineer, Hydraulic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

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
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 8%