Utility Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Utility Engineers earn an average of $72K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Utility Engineers. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$40,816 - $108,889
$41K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,154
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50%
90%

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$11.29 - $33.87
$11
$20
$34
MEDIAN: $20.10
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,816 - $108,889  
   
Bonus
$253.42 - $14,544  
Profit Sharing
$3,931  
Total Pay (?
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$32,033 - $111,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.29 - $33.87  
   
Overtime
$57.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$253.42 - $14,544  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,931  
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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$32,033 - $111,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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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Utility Engineer Tasks

  • Develop designs, plans, and operations for utility systems, such as water, gas, and wastewater.
  • Identify and resolve system failures and perform or oversee preventative maintenance.
  • Direct project groups and/or technicians, providing activities and guidance on utility process, design, and construction.
  • Compile data on utility process units, monitoring system efficiency and energy and material usage.
  • Manage utility construction projects, developing project scope, timelines, specifications, and budgets.

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Pay by Experience Level for Utility Engineer

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


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 $83K. Utility Engineers bring in $86K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $78K on average.

Key Stats for Utility Engineer

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Utility Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲28%

Mid-Career
▲24%

Late-Career
▲17%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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