$69,341
Avg. Salary
$28.19
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,200

Bonus

$2,500

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Plumbing Engineer is $28.19 per hour.

The average pay for a Plumbing Engineer is $69,341 per year.

$17.04
10%
$28.19
50%
$40.48
90%
MEDIAN $28.19
$51k
10%
$69k
50%
$100k
90%
MEDIAN $69,341
$50,657 - $99,703
$51K
$69K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,341
10%
50%
90%

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$17.04 - $40.48
$17
$28
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$0$101K
Salary $50,657 - $99,703
Bonus $513 - $9,109
Profit Sharing $566 - $9,933
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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$49,039 - $101,800
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 412
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $17.04 - $40.48
Overtime $24.56 - $49.55
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $513 - $9,109
Profit Sharing $566 - $9,933
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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$49,039 - $101,800
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 110

Job Description for Plumbing Engineer

Plumbing engineers' main responsibility is designing plumbing and/or fire protection systems, which can include drainage systems, medical gas systems, and fire suppression systems. They are also responsible for the selecting equipment and supplies that are used in building these systems. Plumbing engineers are normally contracted by construction companies and work on a wide variety of projects. This can be a high-stress job that may require overtime. Plumbing engineers generally work in an office and at the construction site, so travel to and from sites is required.

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Plumbing Engineer Tasks
  • Work with clients to identify project needs and document requirements.
  • Design plumbing and piping systems and document designs.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and recommendations to guide plumbing layout and execution.
  • Coordinate and collaborate to ensure projects are on schedule and under budget.

Plumbing Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Plumbing Engineer


Plumbing Engineers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project, Engineering Design, AutoCAD, and Autodesk Revit MEP are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Plumbing. For most people, competency in Autodesk Revit MEP indicates knowledge of AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Plumbing Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Plumbing Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Plumbing Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 90 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Plumbing Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Plumbing Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 70 salaries. A Plumbing Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 53 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

19%

-5%

-5%

-9%

National Average: $68,778

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Plumbing Engineers in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 56 percent above the national average. Plumbing Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+32 percent), Houston (+23 percent), Philadelphia (+12 percent), and Irvine (+8 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 6 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in New York and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

Plumbing Engineer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Plumbing Engineer?

Plumbing Engineer in Blue Bell:
"Time/Budget Management."
Discuss with your head of plumbing design how budgets are set by project managers and work with them to ensure that you don't go over budget.

Plumbing Engineer in Columbus:
"Don't doubt your own abilities."
Very few people know what they're doing as much as they would have you believe. Ask questions and don't apologize for it. Most people want to share their knowledge with you. Those who resist sharing knowledge are people to avoid anyway. Plumbing is an empirical science, particularly where codes are concerned. There are few black and white, straightforward calculations. There are a lot of variables related to the diversity of demand for most plumbing systems, and thus experience is required to be a good designer. Don't be afraid of failure as long as you do your due diligence and ask questions.

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Key Stats for Plumbing Engineer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Plumbing Engineer Salaries

▲22%

▲11%

▲2%

National Average
$69,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Plumbing Engineer Salaries

▲7%


▲3%


National Average
$69,000


Plumbing
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 11%