Plumbing Engineer Salary

Plumbing Engineers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent slightly less than three-fifths of Plumbing Engineers. Salaries average out to around $70K per year and spread from $47K to $97K per year. Overall cash earnings for Plumbing Engineers stretch from $47K on the lower end to $97K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $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 is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Male Plumbing Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$50,087 - $94,999
(Median)
$50K
$70K
$95K
MEDIAN: $70,251
10%
50%
90%

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$15.26 - $38.66
(Median)
$15
$25
$39
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$50,087 - $94,999  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,036  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $5,960  
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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$46,851 - $96,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.26 - $38.66  
   
Overtime
$24.50 - $49.26  
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 - $8,036  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $5,960  
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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$46,851 - $96,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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 focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Project, Engineering Design, AutoCAD, and Autodesk Revit MEP are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Plumbing Engineers. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $56K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $68K. On average, Plumbing Engineers make $72K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $85K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,418

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Plumbing Engineers that is 22 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Plumbing Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+18 percent) and New York (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 16 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Plumbing Engineer Salaries



National Average
$69,000



Skills That Affect Plumbing Engineer Salaries

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National Average
$69,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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