Plumbing Engineer Salary

Plumbing Engineers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — slightly more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $49K to $97K per year, median earnings come to $72K annually. With some bonuses approaching $8K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Plumbing Engineers spread between $49K and $97K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Plumbing Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,720 - $95,282
(Median)
$51K
$72K
$95K
MEDIAN: $72,390
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$18.02 - $37.51
(Median)
$18
$27
$38
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$50,720 - $95,282  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,500  
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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$48,988 - $96,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.02 - $37.51  
   
Overtime
$27.65 - $49.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,500  
   
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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$48,988 - $96,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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


Survey takers who work as Plumbing Engineers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project, AutoCAD, Engineering Design, and Autodesk Revit MEP are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in AutoCAD are similarly competent in Autodesk Revit MEP.

Pay by Experience Level for Plumbing Engineer

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


Plumbing Engineers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $55K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $68K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $75K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $85K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Plumbing Engineers, Boston provides a pay rate that is 17 percent greater than the national average. Plumbing Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+15 percent) and New York (+15 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 18 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Plumbing Engineer Salaries



National Average
$71,000



Skills That Affect Plumbing Engineer Salaries

Project
up arrow 9%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

National Average
$71,000

Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 7%
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