Average Early-Career Water Resources Engineer Salary

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The average salary for an Early-Career Water Resources Engineer is $62,935.
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$53k - $76k
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Job Description for Water Resources Engineer

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Water Resources Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Water Resources Engineer are from the companies Aecom Corporation, Stantec and Arcadis, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at CH2M Hill where the average pay is $72,131. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Stantec and Otak, Inc., earning around $62,862 and $62,400, respectively. Arcadis, Inc. pays the lowest at around $60,398. Aecom Corporation and CDM Smith also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $60,700 and $60,863, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Water Resources Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design and Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 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 $59,024 based on 141 salaries. A mid-career Water Resources Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,913 based on 252 salaries. An experienced Water Resources Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,503 based on 133 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $107,969.
Employees with Water Resources Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 7.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (4.9% more) and Denver, Colorado (2.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (7.8% less), Tampa, Florida (4.4% less) and Baltimore, Maryland (0.6% less).

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