Average Salary for Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company Employees

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company is a heavy and civil engineering construction firm headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill. that hires for Construction Project Engineer positions, Senior Buyer roles, and more. An average Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company employee can expect to make $78K annually. Where you live primarily drives compensation; however, how long you've been working and your job title are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company. The data for this report comes from 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 $88K per year; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Oak Brook, Ill. (approximately $61K) and Jacksonville, Fla. (around $60K). Within the firm, employees working in Illinois take home the most — about $75K annually on average.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $72K per year. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $69K annually on average. The largest slice of the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company workforce (40 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $86K per year.


Senior Buyers are awarded the highest paychecks, with average compensation nearing $69K annually; Construction Project Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to about $69K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

OSHA 10 Hour Specialists have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $69K annually. It pays to have a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) at Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company — these employees make the most at around $94K per year.


Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $104K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company is Microsoft Office; approximately one in three of employees use it for work. Autodesk AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, and Procurement are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

The larger part of employees report contributing to a 401(k). A fair number of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a fair number of survey participants also include dental insurance. Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company employees also enjoy perks such as a company cell phone, a stock purchase plan, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company


21 %
79 %
$57,750 - $91,750

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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