Average Salary for Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company Employees

Operating out of Oak Brook, Ill., heavy and civil engineering construction company Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company employs talent in positions ranging from Senior Buyer to Construction Project Engineer. The median salary at Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company is $76K per year. Where you live is the biggest factor affecting pay for Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company workers, followed by your experience level and your role at the company. 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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Residents of Chicago, Ill. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $88K annually; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Oak Brook, Ill. (about $61K) and Jacksonville, Fla. (around $60K). Across Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Illinois earn the most, taking home $75K per year.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $69K annually on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $72K per year. Overall, the greater share of Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average around $86K annually.


The highest paychecks go to Senior Buyers, who earn an average about $69K per year, closely trailed by Construction Project Engineers ($69K) annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $69K per year for OSHA 10 Hour Specialists; non-accredited workers make much less. At Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, employees who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) receive the highest salaries at approximately $94K.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $104K annually. Microsoft Office is regularly seen around here; more than a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Many workers usually know Microsoft Excel, autodesk autocad, and Procurement as well.

Benefits and Perks

A strong majority of employees participate in a 401(k) program. A solid majority of respondents receive health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants get dental coverage. Other privileges include a subsidized cell phone, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and stock options.

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Key Stats for Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company


21 %
79 %
$42,785 - $81,389
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
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