Average Early-Career Water Resources Engineer Salary in Denver, Colorado

$64,442
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$3,500
Bonus
$509
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The average salary for an Early-Career Water Resources Engineer in Denver, Colorado is $64,442.
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$56k
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$64k
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$80k
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$56k - $80k
Bonus
$727 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $509
Total Pay
$56k - $81k

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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.

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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 $60,019 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Water Resources Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,564 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Water Resources Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,869 based on 20 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $102,564.
Employees with Water Resources Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 4.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (3.4% more) and San Diego, California (2.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (10.0% less), Tampa, Florida (6.6% less) and Baltimore, Maryland (2.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 51 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.7%
Mid Career
33.3%
Experienced
39.2%
Late Career
11.8%