Water/Wastewater Engineer Salary

Pay for Water & Wastewater Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $60K annually. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Men account for the majority of Water & Wastewater Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$48,326 - $77,121
(Median)
$48K
$60K
$77K
MEDIAN: $59,908
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$12.97 - $43.04
(Median)
$13
$25
$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
$48,326 - $77,121  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
Profit Sharing
$994 - $2,849  
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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$41,061 - $82,647  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.97 - $43.04  
   
Overtime
$17.23 - $44.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$994 - $2,849  
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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$41,061 - $82,647  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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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Typical Water & Wastewater Engineers report a focused set of job skills. Project Management and Engineering Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Competency in Engineering Design frequently indicates knowledge of Project Management.

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Experience Affects Water/Wastewater Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Water/Wastewater Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 10%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

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