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Plumbing Engineer Salary

Plumbing Engineers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just below three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $48K to $95K per year, median earnings come to $70K per year. In the world of Plumbing Engineers, overall income ranges from $48K near the bottom to $95K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Plumbing Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$49,155 - $94,163
(Median)
49K
70K
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94K
MEDIAN: $70,104
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$18.20 - $37.58
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$49,155 - $94,163  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,200  
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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$48,336 - $95,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$18.20 - $37.58  
   
Overtime
$28.20 - $47.67  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,200  
   
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).
)
$48,336 - $95,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
United States (change)

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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Project, AutoCAD, Engineering Design, and Autodesk Revit MEP are correlated to pay that is above average. 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $55K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $66K. Plumbing Engineers see a median salary of $73K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $85K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Plumbing Engineers in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Plumbing Engineers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+15 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 15 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Plumbing Engineer Salaries



National Average
$70,000



Skills That Affect Plumbing Engineer Salaries

Project
up arrow 5%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
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National Average
$70,000

Autodesk Revit MEP
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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
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 6%