Engineer, Hydraulic Salary

The average Hydraulic Engineer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $70K per year. Final cash compensation to Hydraulic Engineers varies from around $32K to approximately $95K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $15K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Hydraulic Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,500 - $91,961
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$68K
$92K
MEDIAN: $68,492
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$12.26 - $33.59
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$0$91K
Salary $42,500 - $91,961
Bonus $0.00 - $9,744
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$31,560 - $91,984
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 104
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $12.26 - $33.59
Overtime $19.01 - $49.54
Annual Data $0$91K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,744
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$31,560 - $91,984
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 40

Job Description for Engineer, Hydraulic

A hydraulic engineer is a specialized civil engineer who works with issues concerning the flow of water and other liquids. They are employed primarily to work on bridges and dams and at hydraulic power plants, and there are also mechanical engineering applications, including heavy machinery, cooling systems, and turbines, which require their expertise. They are also important to environmental management and city-planning needs.

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Engineer, Hydraulic Tasks

  • Design and test hydraulic systems, their controls and associated products.
  • Identify, analyze and suggest strategies to resolve problems and concerns.
  • Establish timelines, schedules and materials needs to deliver projects.
  • Document specifications and feasibility, including site-specific and integrated components.
  • Design, develop, oversee execution, test and confirm performance for hydraulic projects.

Common Career Paths for Engineer, Hydraulic


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Hydraulic Engineers who transition into an upper level Civil Engineer position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Civil Engineer makes $61K a year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Engineer, Hydraulic

Pay by Experience for an Engineer, Hydraulic has a positive trend. An entry-level Engineer, Hydraulic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 59 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Engineer, Hydraulic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Engineer, Hydraulic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 29 salaries. An Engineer, Hydraulic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 16 salaries.

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Key Stats for Engineer, Hydraulic

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Engineer, Hydraulic Salaries

Experienced
▲22%

Late-Career
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$63,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Engineer, Hydraulic Salaries

Engineering Design
▲17%


National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 13%