Engineer, Hydraulic Salary

Hydraulic Engineers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $67K per year. The majority of Hydraulic Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,145 - $100,095
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$46K
$67K
$100K
MEDIAN: $67,286
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$12.77 - $29.72
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$13
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,145 - $100,095  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,241  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$37,688 - $100,136  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.77 - $29.72  
   
Overtime
$21.93 - $41.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,241  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$37,688 - $100,136  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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 go on to become Civil Engineers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Civil Engineer, an upper-level role, pays $60K.

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Hydraulic Engineers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Industrial Hydraulics and Engineering Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Engineer, Hydraulic

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


Hydraulic Engineers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $53K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $70K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Hydraulic Engineers make a median salary of $84K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $85K, 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 36%

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Engineer, Hydraulic Salaries

Industrial Hydraulics
up arrow 14%

National Average
$62,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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