Plumbing Engineer Salary

Median pay for Plumbing Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $67K per year. In the world of Plumbing Engineers, overall income ranges from $46K near the bottom to $98K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Plumbing Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. There are far more male Plumbing Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,722 - $98,253
$50K
$70K
$98K
MEDIAN: $70,080
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50%
90%

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$16.29 - $40.44
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MEDIAN: $27.36
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$0$99K
Salary $49,722 - $98,253
Bonus $493.88 - $9,437
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,000
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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$46,920 - $99,596
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 218
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $16.29 - $40.44
Overtime $26.47 - $51.18
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $493.88 - $9,437
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,000
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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$46,920 - $99,596
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 72

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.

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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

National Average: $68,951

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).

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Key Stats for Plumbing Engineer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Plumbing Engineer Salaries

▲21%

▲11%

▲1%

National Average
$69,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Plumbing Engineer Salaries

▲6%


▲2%


National Average
$69,000


Plumbing
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 8%