Engineer, Hydraulic Salary

Male Hydraulic Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $63K per year in the United States. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,698 - $97,213

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$13.49 - $29.38

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,698 - $97,213  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,200  
Total Pay (?
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$37,997 - $97,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.49 - $29.38  
   
Overtime
$22.24 - $44.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
   
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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$37,997 - $97,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $53K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $71K. On average, Hydraulic Engineers make $78K following one to two decades on the job. Hydraulic Engineers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $75K.

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Experience Affects Engineer, Hydraulic Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

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 19 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
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 8%
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