Water/Wastewater Engineer Salary

For Water & Wastewater Engineers, annual average wages total $60K per year. Experience level is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Most Water & Wastewater Engineers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. More than half of Water & Wastewater Engineers (65 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$48,187 - $76,939
(Median)
$48K
$60K
$77K
MEDIAN: $59,717
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90%

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$14.45 - $43.11
(Median)
$14
$24
$43
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$48,187 - $76,939  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,041  
Profit Sharing
$1,900  
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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$44,706 - $83,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.45 - $43.11  
   
Overtime
$17.57 - $44.80  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,041  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,900  
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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$44,706 - $83,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Project Management and Engineering Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Employees educated in Engineering Design are typically practiced in Project Management, too.

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Experience Affects Water/Wastewater Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Water/Wastewater Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 10%

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

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