Avg. Base Salary (AUD)
The average salary for a Water/Wastewater Engineer is AU$78,500
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Water/Wastewater Engineers?
An early career Water/Wastewater Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$69,996 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Water/Wastewater Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$75,037 based on 5 salaries.
What Do Water/Wastewater Engineers Do?
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.
Water/wastewater engineers spends most of …Read more
- Design wastewater treatment, disposal, and distribution systems.
- Write reports documenting all factors, stages, and risks.
- Lead project management and reporting for team members, and set schedules and goals.
- Model variables to identify risk factors, improvements, and other metrics.