Water/Wastewater Engineers

6.7/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
9%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
8.2%
by 2030
WAGES
$88,570
or $42.58 hourly
VOLUME
300,850
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 9% (Totally Safe)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Water/Wastewater Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 8.2% by 2030
'Water/Wastewater Engineers' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Water/Wastewater Engineers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Water/Wastewater Engineers' was $88,570, or $42.58 hourly
'Water/Wastewater Engineers' are paid 111.1% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 300,850 people employed as Water/Wastewater Engineers.
This represents around 0.22% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job 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.

SOC Code: 17-2051.02

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