Plumbing Engineer Salary

Plumbing Engineers in the United States take home an average $67K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Plumbing Engineers spread between $45K and $97K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Plumbing Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Plumbing Engineers (82 percent) survey respondents are men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,205 - $95,601
$49K
$67K
$96K
MEDIAN: $67,063
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$15.62 - $39.09
$16
$26
$39
MEDIAN: $25.79
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National Salary 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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$49,205 - $95,601  
   
Bonus
$504 - $9,744  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$45,042 - $97,044  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 201
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.62 - $39.09  
   
Overtime
$24.09 - $54.27  
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
$504 - $9,744  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$45,042 - $97,044  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Plumbing Engineer


Survey results suggest that Plumbing Engineers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Project, Engineering Design, AutoCAD, and Autodesk Revit MEP are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Plumbing. Most people who know Autodesk Revit MEP also know AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Plumbing Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Plumbing Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Plumbing Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 90 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Plumbing Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Plumbing Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 70 salaries. A Plumbing Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 53 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,498

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

For Plumbing Engineers, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Plumbing Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+33 percent), Houston (+23 percent), Philadelphia (+13 percent), and Irvine (+8 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 6 percent south of the national average. Employers in New York and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (2 percent less).

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Key Stats for Plumbing Engineer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Plumbing Engineer Salaries

▲26%

▲15%

▲5%

National Average
$66,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Plumbing Engineer Salaries

▲10%


▲6%



National Average
$66,000

Plumbing
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 10%
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