The average salary for an Early-Career Water Resources Engineer with Engineering Design skills is $63,798.
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Job Description for Water Resources Engineer
Water resources engineers are responsible for handling all of the engineering on water resources and preparing services and analyses on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of performing water resources calculation and suggest changes to the current resources model. These individuals have extensive technical knowledge to modify current parameters and prepare hydraulic models. They work with other engineers to complete studies and write detailed reports based on their results and find…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Water Resources Engineer
Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D
Skills in Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD, Data Modeling and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Pay by Experience Level for Water Resources Engineer
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 $58,774 based on 50 salaries. A mid-career Water Resources Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,340 based on 165 salaries. An experienced Water Resources Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,017 based on 61 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $105,422.
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Employees with Water Resources Engineer in their job title in Baltimore, Maryland earn an average of 6.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (1.0% more) and Seattle, Washington (0.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (12.3% less), Tampa, Florida (9.1% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (8.3% less).
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