Average Salary for Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company Employees

Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company offers a range of employment opportunities in the heavy and civil engineering construction sector, from Project Engineer to Civil Engineer. A salary of $74K per year is the going rate at Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company. Though what you do at the company and your experience level do impact pay, geography is the primary influence on employee salary at Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company typically pays:
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Employer: Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Project Engineer (4)
$43,535 - $95,430  
[-]Project Engineer (4)
Salary$44,604 - $88,705  
Bonus$715 - $11,784  
Total Pay$43,535 - $95,430  
[+]Civil Engineer (2)
$52,846 - $93,760  
[+]Civil Engineer (2)
Salary$49,193 - $80,270  
Bonus$310.76 - $4,613  
Profit Disbursement$682 - $9,395  
Total Pay$52,846 - $93,760  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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About This Company

Oak Brook, Illinois 60523


Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company

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Within the firm, employees working in Illinois take home the most — approximately $67K annually on average.


The highest average salaries go to Civil Engineers, who bring in close to about $66K, though Project Engineers are not far behind at around $56K.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $61K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (40 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $68K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $67K for Certified Professional Engineers; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning an OSHA 10 Hour Specialist certification garners significant financial rewards of around $64K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company awards $67K to these degree-holders.


Employees who count Financial Analysis among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $67K. A skill that is commonly seen around here is AutoCAD; more than half deem it necessary for work. Project Management, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly all workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Almost all employees receive health insurance, and the greater part of workers get dental coverage. Perks also include life insurance, a stock purchase plan, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company


22 %
78 %
$56,000 - $72,000
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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