How much does a Water Resources Engineer make in the United States? The average Water Resources Engineer salary in the United States is $69,908 as of August 27, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $60,905 and $78,925. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $60,905 10% $52,709 90% $87,134 75% $78,925 $69,908 50%(Median)
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Loudoun Water - Ashburn, VA

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Resource International, Ltd. - Ashland, VA

Water Resources Engineer

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Mackinnon Bruce International - Chantilly , VA
The firm you would be joining are a market leading player in the Water Resources space, providing engineering leadership on a variety of water resource projects in the area. With their excellent ...
LinkedIn - 77 days ago
Mackinnon Bruce International - Richmond , VA
Overview We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Water/Wastewater Engineer for the Utilities division in Richmond. We are looking for someone who has expertise in the areas of planning, design ...
LinkedIn - 74 days ago
SEH - Charlottesville , VA
Provide technical expertise in the areas of municipal water and wastewater treatment facility ... Licensed Engineer in the United States with the ability to achieve a license in the Commonwealth of ...
LinkedIn - 22 days ago
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. - Chantilly , VA
... plus Water-fall approaches. + Excellent written and oral communications skills. + Extensive ... managing tasks and resources for multiple projects and / or elements on a complex program ... - 82 days ago
The Water & Protection (W&P) business unit is seeking a Business Engineering Leader to lead the ... Ensures appropriate resources are available and appropriate training is provided to execute capital ... - 63 days ago
... and water resource markets. Projects you could be working on could include building bridges ... Civil Engineer, Project Engineer, Engineer, Construction, Manager, Engineering, Management - 72 days ago

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