Water/Wastewater Engineer Salary

Earnings for Water & Wastewater Engineers in the United States come in at around $60K per year on average. Though the majority of Water & Wastewater Engineers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Water & Wastewater Engineers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 67 percent. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,681 - $76,473
(Median)
$49K
$60K
$76K
MEDIAN: $59,501
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90%

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$13.07 - $42.96
(Median)
$13
$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
$48,681 - $76,473  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
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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$41,282 - $83,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.07 - $42.96  
   
Overtime
$17.35 - $44.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
   
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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$41,282 - $83,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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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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Water & Wastewater Engineers report a narrow range of specific skills. Project Management and Engineering Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Engineering Design and Project Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

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Experience Affects Water/Wastewater Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Water/Wastewater Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 9%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
47%
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: 67% employee benefits None: 4%