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Water/Wastewater Engineer Salary

Water & Wastewater Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $59K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. More than half of Water & Wastewater Engineers (68 percent) survey respondents are men. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$48,642 - $76,772
(Median)
$49K
$59K
$77K
MEDIAN: $59,441
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90%

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$12.85 - $43.11
(Median)
$13
$25
$43
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$48,642 - $76,772  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,059  
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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$41,641 - $83,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.85 - $43.11  
   
Overtime
$17.00 - $42.46  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,059  
   
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).
)
$41,641 - $83,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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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Professional skills reported by Water & Wastewater Engineers are few in number. 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 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Water/Wastewater Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 11%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 3%