Water Resources Engineer Salary

For Water Resources Engineers, annual average wages total $61K per year. Final cash compensation to Water Resources Engineers varies from around $50K to approximately $87K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $6K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and the individual firm. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. There are more male Water Resources Engineers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 69 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,781 - $87,294

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$22.17 - $36.37

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$49,781 - $87,294  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,990  
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$49,753 - $86,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 423
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Hourly Rate
$22.17 - $36.37  
   
Overtime
$25.22 - $43.26  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,990  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $6,000  
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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$49,753 - $86,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Job Description for Water Resources Engineer

Water resources engineers are responsible for handling all of the engineering on water resources and preparing services and analyses on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of performing water resources calculation and suggest changes to the current resources model. These individuals have extensive technical knowledge to modify current parameters and prepare hydraulic models. They work with other engineers to complete studies and write detailed reports based on their results and findings. These individuals are organized, possess problem solving skills, and pay close attention to detail to identify possible water resources issues. One of their main duties is observing and documenting water projects.

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Water Resources Engineer Tasks

  • Facilitate project management and communication across team members.
  • Model, design and map proposed and current sites and projects.
  • Design, amend and update plans and drawings according to collected data.
  • Conduct hydrologic and/or hydraulic analyses to collect data and assess sites.
  • Write reports and correspondence, including tracking costs and schedules.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Water Resources Engineer


URS Corporation Inc., HDR, Inc., Parsons Brinkerhoff, Arcadis, Inc., and Amec Earth and Environmental, Inc. are top-notch employers for Water Resources Engineers in this area. Although HDR, Inc. offers the highest salaries (median pay is $64K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $54K to $86K.

Popular Skills for Water Resources Engineer


Survey results imply that Water Resources Engineers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Data Analysis, Project Management, and Microstation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 15 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoCAD. Those educated in Engineering Design tend to be well versed in Data Modeling.

Pay by Experience Level for Water Resources Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Water Resources Engineers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $57K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $70K. Water Resources Engineers see a median salary of $86K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $98K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Water Resources Engineers that is 28 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Water Resources Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Sacramento (+13 percent), Portland (+12 percent), Washington (+11 percent), and Denver (+11 percent). Minneapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average. Workers in Colorado Springs and Orlando earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 6 percent.

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Experience Affects Water Resources Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Water Resources Engineer Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 21%


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 14%

Microstation
up arrow 14%

Hydraulic Modeling
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Engineering Design
0%

Data Modeling
0%

National Average
$61,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 5%
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