Water/Wastewater Engineers

General Information

Description

Design or oversee projects involving provision of potable water, disposal of wastewater and sewage, or prevention of flood-related damage. Prepare environmental documentation for water resources, regulatory program compliance, data management and analysis, and field work. Perform hydraulic modeling and pipeline design.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit70.86%
  2. State and local government14.63%
  3. Self-employed7.65%
  4. Federal government5.88%
  5. Private, not for profit0.90%

Job Outlook

Employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 25,000 openings for civil engineers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$88,570

State-by-state Salary

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$111,870
$72,280
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 69%
  • Master's degree 26%
  • First professional degree 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mathematics
  • Building and Construction
  • Physics
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