Average Water & Wastewater Engineers in the United States make around $61K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. There are more male Water & Wastewater Engineers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 65 percent. For the most part, Water & Wastewater Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$45,872 - $77,245
(Median)
$46K
$61K
$77K
MEDIAN: $60,633
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$15.33 - $31.41
(Median)
$15
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$45,872 - $77,245  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
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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$43,638 - $77,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.33 - $31.41  
   
Overtime
$23.47 - $46.15  
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 - $3,915  
   
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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$43,638 - $77,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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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Experience Affects Water/Wastewater Engineer Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$60,000

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National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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