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or $42.33 hourly
as of 2021
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness (50)
Assisting and Caring for Others (25)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (13)
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Water/Wastewater Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 6.9% by 2031
'Water/Wastewater Engineers' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Water/Wastewater Engineers' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Water/Wastewater Engineers' was $88,050, or $42.33 hourly
'Water/Wastewater Engineers' are paid 92.4% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as water/wastewater engineers?
As of 2021 there were 304,310 people employed as Water/Wastewater Engineers within the United States.
This represents around 0.22% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 462 people are employed as Water/Wastewater Engineers.
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.
SOC Code: 17-2051.02
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