Utility Engineer Salary

Male Utility Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $68K per year in the United States. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,835 - $102,829
(Median)
$36K
$68K
$100K
MEDIAN: $67,859
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$11.56 - $29.70
(Median)
$12
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,835 - $102,829  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,097  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$29,762 - $93,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $29.70  
   
Overtime
$16.93 - $73.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,097  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$29,762 - $93,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Job Description for Utility Engineer

Utilities engineers are specialized engineering personnel who typically work for public utilities that provide power, water, gas or sewer services to communities. Typically, they have a background as a mechanical or civil engineer. They work to help improve the way these services are delivered to homes and businesses, often engaging in public works projects that provide new service to communities and work to improve existing services with updated technology and best practices. During situations that cause outages or loss of services, these engineers help to direct and manage work crews that restore the utilities in as fast and safe a manner as possible.

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Pay by Experience Level for Utility Engineer

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $45K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $80K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $71K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $62K on average.

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Experience Affects Utility Engineer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 1%
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