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Plumbing Engineer Salary

Plumbing Engineers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent more than half of Plumbing Engineers. Salaries average out to around $72K per year and spread from $49K to $96K per year. Total cash compensation to Plumbing Engineers approaches anywhere from $49K on the lower end to $96K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $7K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Plumbing Engineers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,106 - $94,197
(Median)
$50K
$72K
$94K
MEDIAN: $71,610
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50%
90%

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$18.12 - $37.76
(Median)
$18
$28
$38
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$50,106 - $94,197  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,308  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,061  
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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$49,105 - $95,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.12 - $37.76  
   
Overtime
$27.99 - $48.21  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,308  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,061  
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).
)
$49,105 - $95,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project, AutoCAD, Engineering Design, and Autodesk Revit MEP are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Autodesk Revit MEP. Those proficient in AutoCAD are, more often than not, also skilled in Autodesk Revit MEP.

Pay by Experience Level for Plumbing Engineer

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Plumbing Engineers. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $55K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $69K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Plumbing Engineers make a median salary of $75K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $84K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Plumbing Engineers, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 18 percent greater than the national average. Plumbing Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+14 percent) and New York (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Plumbing Engineer Salaries



National Average
$71,000



Skills That Affect Plumbing Engineer Salaries

Project
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AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

National Average
$71,000

Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 7%
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