Utility Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Utility Engineers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $75K per year. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$54,852 - $115,514
$55K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,692
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50%
90%

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$11.32 - $33.62
$11
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $22.57
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$0$115K
Salary $54,852 - $115,514
Bonus $503 - $14,594
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$34,471 - $114,990
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 53
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $11.32 - $33.62
Overtime $39.96
Annual Data $0$114K
Bonus $503 - $14,594
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$34,471 - $114,990
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

Job Description for Utility Engineer

Utilities engineers are specialized engineering personnel who typically work for public utilities that provide power, water, gas or sewer services to communities. Typically, they have a background as a mechanical or civil engineer. They work to help improve the way these services are delivered to homes and businesses, often engaging in public works projects that provide new service to communities and work to improve existing services with updated technology and best practices. During situations that cause outages or loss of services, these engineers help to direct and manage work crews that restore the utilities in as fast and safe a manner as possible.

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Utility Engineer Tasks

  • Compile data on utility process units, monitoring system efficiency and energy and material usage.
  • Manage utility construction projects, developing project scope, timelines, specifications, and budgets.
  • Direct project groups and/or technicians, providing activities and guidance on utility process, design, and construction.
  • Develop designs, plans, and operations for utility systems, such as water, gas, and wastewater.
  • Identify and resolve system failures and perform or oversee preventative maintenance.

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Pay by Experience Level for Utility Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Utility Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Utility Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 43 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Utility Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Utility Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 16 salaries. A Utility Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 12 salaries.

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Key Stats for Utility Engineer

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Utility Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲15%

Late-Career
▲10%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 9%