Water/Wastewater Engineer Salary (United States)

A Water/Wastewater Engineer earns an average salary of $59,960 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Water/Wastewater Engineer Total Pay (?
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$48,172 - $77,816
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MEDIAN: $59,959
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Water/Wastewater Engineer Total Pay (?
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$12.18 - $42.96
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$48,172 - $77,816  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,190  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $2,972  
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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$39,348 - $84,059  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.18 - $42.96  
   
Overtime
$16.77 - $42.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,190  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $2,972  
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).
)
$39,348 - $84,059  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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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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Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Washington
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National Average
$60,000
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Experience Affects Water/Wastewater Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%
Mid-Career
up arrow 19%
National Average
$60,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Water/Wastewater Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 12%
Engineering Design
up arrow 5%
National Average
$60,000

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Gender

Female
29%
female alumni
 
Male
71%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 4%
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