Average Salary for Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company Employees

A salary of $77K per year is the median rate at Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company. Geography is weighted most heavily when it comes to salary consideration at Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company; your experience level has a (lesser) effect as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Oak Brook, Illinois 60523


Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company

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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for between five and 10 years earn approximately $72K annually on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $70K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (43 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $86K annually.


Residents of Chicago, Ill. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $102K per year; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Oak Brook, Ill. ($61K) and Jacksonville, Fla. (around $60K). Within the firm, employees working in Illinois take home the most — $78K annually on average.


Senior Buyers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $69K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) at Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company come out on top, and their salaries approach $94K annually.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Project Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $104K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Office; more than a third consider it a key competency. Autodesk AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, and Procurement round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a majority of employees participate. For a solid majority of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a strong majority of respondents get dental coverage, too. Some other advantages of working at Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company are a subsidized cell phone, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and 401(a).

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Key Stats for Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company


25 %
75 %
$47,500 - $101,703

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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