Water/Wastewater Engineer Salary

Earnings for Water & Wastewater Engineers in the United States come in at around $60K per year on average. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by years of experience and the specific company. For the most part, Water & Wastewater Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of Water & Wastewater Engineers (68 percent) who took the survey are men. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$48,446 - $77,020
$48K
$61K
$77K
MEDIAN: $60,533
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$14.58 - $30.78
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MEDIAN: $21.47
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$0$77K
Salary $48,446 - $77,020
Bonus $0.00 - $3,500
Profit Sharing $725
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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$41,931 - $77,645
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 138
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $14.58 - $30.78
Overtime $20.09 - $37.31
Annual Data $0$77K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,500
Profit Sharing $725
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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$41,931 - $77,645
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

Job Description for Water/Wastewater Engineer

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.

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Water/Wastewater Engineer Tasks

  • 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.

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Key Stats for Water/Wastewater Engineer

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Water/Wastewater Engineer Salaries

▲17%

▲4%

▼0%

National Average
$60,000

Skills That Affect Water/Wastewater Engineer Salaries



National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 12%