Salary for Water/Wastewater Engineers

Also known as:  Air Pollution Control Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Remediation Engineer, Hazardous Substances Engineer, Hazardous Waste Management Control Engineer, Pollution Control Engineer, Soil Engineer, Waste Management Engineer, Wastewater Treatment Engineer, Water Treatment Plant Engineer helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Engineers specializing in water and wastewater design pipelines, flood-related damage prevention systems, potable water provision projects, and wastewater and sewage disposal systems. These professionals may serve supervisory functions in the development and implementation of wastewater treatment facilities, and identify and design projects for the exploitation of new water resources. Additionally, they may perform hydraulic modeling analyses to determine system load capacity, and may evaluate existing systems for problems. A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Civil or Hydrologic Engineering or related disciplines is required for this occupation, and many individuals working in this position have graduate degrees, as well.

A Water/Wastewater Engineer will normally receive a salary somewhere between 64000 to 96000 based on experience. Water/Wastewater Engineers usually receive an average compensation of Eighty Five Thousand Four Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Water/Wastewater Engineers receive the highest pay in New Mexico, where they receive average job salaries of near $95910. People holding this job title can make the highest salaries in Transportation and Warehousing, where they earn average job salaries of $101980.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 24.81 percent nationwide in that time.
Water/Wastewater Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $101,980
Transportation and Warehousing $94,780
Management of Companies and Enterprises $92,480
Utilities $85,800
Wholesale Trade $85,580
Manufacturing $85,310
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Information $59,570
Construction $72,170
Health Care and Social Assistance $76,390
Other Services (except Public Administration) $76,790
Educational Services $78,050
Public Administration $78,210