Water/Wastewater Engineer Salary

Water & Wastewater Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $61K annually on average. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by tenure and the particular employer. Work is enjoyable for Water & Wastewater Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 68 percent of Water & Wastewater Engineers are male. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$44,578 - $76,510
$45K
$61K
$77K
MEDIAN: $61,158
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$15.16 - $31.28
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MEDIAN: $22.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$44,578 - $76,510  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
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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$42,018 - $76,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.16 - $31.28  
   
Overtime
$20.55 - $45.34  
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 - $3,973  
   
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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$42,018 - $76,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Water/Wastewater Engineer Salaries

▲16%

▲2%

National Average
$61,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Water/Wastewater Engineer Salaries



National Average
$61,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 6%