Plumbing Engineer Salary

With a little over a half of Plumbing Engineers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Plumbing Engineers is $73K per year and can range from $49K on the lower end to $97K per year near the higher end. Total cash compensation to Plumbing Engineers approaches anywhere from $49K on the lower end to $97K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $8K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Plumbing 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. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,617 - $95,416

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$17.96 - $37.67

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$50,617 - $95,416  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,576  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $6,000  
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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$48,899 - $96,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.96 - $37.67  
   
Overtime
$27.65 - $49.09  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,576  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $6,000  
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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$48,899 - $96,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Job Description for Plumbing Engineer

Plumbing engineers' main responsibility is designing plumbing and/or fire protection systems, which can include drainage systems, medical gas systems, and fire suppression systems. They are also responsible for the selecting equipment and supplies that are used in building these systems. Plumbing engineers are normally contracted by construction companies and work on a wide variety of projects. This can be a high-stress job that may require overtime. Plumbing engineers generally work in an office and at the construction site, so travel to and from sites is required.

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Plumbing Engineer Tasks

  • Provide subject matter expertise and recommendations to guide plumbing layout and execution.
  • Coordinate and collaborate to ensure projects are on schedule and under budget.
  • Work with clients to identify project needs and document requirements.
  • Design plumbing and piping systems and document designs.

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Popular Skills for Plumbing Engineer


Plumbing Engineers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Project, Engineering Design, AutoCAD, and Autodesk Revit MEP are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know AutoCAD also know Autodesk Revit MEP.

Pay by Experience Level for Plumbing Engineer

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


For many Plumbing Engineers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $56K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $68K. Plumbing Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $75K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $85K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Plumbing Engineers in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Plumbing Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+14 percent) and New York (+14 percent). Plumbing Engineers in Atlanta make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.

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Experience Affects Plumbing Engineer Salaries



National Average
$72,000



Skills That Affect Plumbing Engineer Salaries

Project
up arrow 7%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

National Average
$72,000

Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 7%
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