Engineer, Hydraulic Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Hydraulic Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $62K annually nationwide. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around half. Most Hydraulic Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$44,698 - $97,213
(Median)
$45K
$62K
$97K
MEDIAN: $61,920
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$11.74 - $26.55
(Median)
$12
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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 (?
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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$37,135 - $97,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $26.55  
   
Overtime
$21.30 - $44.04  
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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$37,135 - $97,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Hydraulic Engineers who transition into an upper level Civil Engineer position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Civil Engineer makes $60K a year.

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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, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $53K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $70K. Hydraulic Engineers see a median salary of $78K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $83K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Engineer, Hydraulic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 8%
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