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Engineer, Hydraulic Salary (United States)

Men make up the majority of Hydraulic Engineers in the United States, bringing in about $62K per year. For the most part, Hydraulic Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Engineer, Hydraulic Salary (?
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$46,580 - $97,494
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MEDIAN: $62,162
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Engineer, Hydraulic Salary (?
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$10.21 - $29.36
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$46,580 - $97,494  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$36,579 - $98,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $29.36  
   
Overtime
$20.71 - $45.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
   
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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$36,579 - $98,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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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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.
Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Hydraulic Engineers. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $53K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $69K. Hydraulic Engineers bring in $77K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $93K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Engineer, Hydraulic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%
Experienced
up arrow 29%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$60,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 7%