Water/Wastewater Engineer Salary

Water & Wastewater Engineers in the United States take home an average $60K annually. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career length, followed by geography and the specific company. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Male Water & Wastewater Engineers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (65 percent) are men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$48,187 - $76,939
(Median)
$48K
$60K
$77K
MEDIAN: $59,717
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50%
90%

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$14.45 - $43.11
(Median)
$14
$24
$43
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$48,187 - $76,939  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,041  
Profit Sharing
$1,900  
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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$44,706 - $83,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.45 - $43.11  
   
Overtime
$17.57 - $44.80  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,041  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,900  
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).
)
$44,706 - $83,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Job Description for Water/Wastewater Engineer

A water/wastewater engineer is an environmental engineer or scientist who works to help ensure the safety of public (and even sometimes private) water systems. This engineer works in treatment plants to ensure that fresh water and used water are both treated properly and systematically. They also typically monitor local soil and groundwater to ensure these environmental factors reflect the monitoring and output recorded by water treatment facilities.

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Water/Wastewater Engineer Tasks

  • Lead project management and reporting for team members, and set schedules and goals.
  • Model variables to identify risk factors, improvements, and other metrics.
  • Design wastewater treatment, disposal, and distribution systems.
  • Write reports documenting all factors, stages, and risks.

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Professional skills reported by Water & Wastewater Engineers are few in number. Project Management and Engineering Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Employees educated in Engineering Design are typically practiced in Project Management, too.

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Experience Affects Water/Wastewater Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Water/Wastewater Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 10%

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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