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Average Water Resources Engineer Salary

$66,800
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,047
Bonus
$1,941
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The average salary for a Water Resources Engineer is $66,800.
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$55k
MEDIAN
$67k
90%
$95k
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$55k - $95k
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$490 - $6k
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What Do Water Resources Engineers Do?

Water Resources Engineer Tasks
  • Conduct hydrologic and/or hydraulic analyses to collect data and assess sites.
  • Write reports and correspondence, including tracking costs and schedules.
  • Design, amend and update plans and drawings according to collected data.
  • Facilitate project management and communication across team members.
  • Model, design and map proposed and current sites and projects.

Job Satisfaction for Water Resources Engineer

4 out of 5
(142)
Highly Satisfied
5Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Water Resources Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Water Resources Engineer are from the companies Aecom Corporation, HDR, Inc. and CDM Smith. Reported salaries are highest at Brown and Caldwell where the average pay is $84,447. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include CH2M Hill and CDM Smith, earning around $73,252 and $68,585, respectively. Arcadis, Inc. pays the lowest at around $61,306. Aecom Corporation and Stantec also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $64,023 and $65,539, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Water Resources Engineers?

Skills in Engineering Design, Data Modeling and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Water Resources Engineers?

An entry-level Water Resources Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,508 based on 129 salaries. An early career Water Resources Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,829 based on 456 salaries. A mid-career Water Resources Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,523 based on 219 salaries. An experienced Water Resources Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,166 based on 131 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $107,178.
Employees with Water Resources Engineer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 4.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (4.2% more) and Charlotte, North Carolina (1.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Baltimore, Maryland (7.9% less), Minneapolis, Minnesota (7.2% less) and Tampa, Florida (6.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 972 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.3%
Early Career
46.9%
Mid Career
22.5%
Experienced
13.5%
Late Career
3.8%