Water/Wastewater Engineer Salary

Water & Wastewater Engineers in the United States take home approximately $60K per year on average. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by career duration and the individual firm. For the most part, Water & Wastewater Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Water & Wastewater Engineers survey respondents are men (71 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$45,088 - $76,426
$45K
$60K
$76K
MEDIAN: $60,432
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$15.23 - $31.19
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$22
$31
MEDIAN: $22.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$45,088 - $76,426  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,027  
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
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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$41,842 - $76,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.23 - $31.19  
   
Overtime
$20.36 - $45.60  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,027  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
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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$41,842 - $76,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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

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

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Key Stats for Water/Wastewater Engineer

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Water/Wastewater Engineer Salaries

▲17%

▲4%

▼0%

National Average
$60,000

Skills That Affect Water/Wastewater Engineer Salaries



National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 9%
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