Water/Wastewater Engineer Salary

The average Water & Wastewater Engineer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $60K annually. More than half of Water & Wastewater Engineers (66 percent) survey respondents are men. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,354 - $77,527

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$12.97 - $43.04

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$48,354 - $77,527  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
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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$41,112 - $82,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.97 - $43.04  
   
Overtime
$17.23 - $44.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
   
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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$41,112 - $82,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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 usually report a few specific skills. Project Management and Engineering Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Experience with Engineering Design is often linked with knowledge of Project Management.

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Experience Affects Water/Wastewater Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Water/Wastewater Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 13%

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 4%
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