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Average Salary for HDR, Inc. Employees

The median salary at HDR, Inc. is $70K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for HDR, Inc. employees is how long you've been working, though your role at the company and geography play a role as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

HDR, Inc. typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: HDR, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Civil Engineer (23)
$49,964 - $135,741  
[-]Civil Engineer (23)
Salary$49,990 - $120,426  
Bonus$3.18 - $4,346  
Total Pay$49,964 - $135,741  
[+]Senior Project Manager, Engineering (9)
$81,507 - $178,337  
[+]Senior Project Manager, Engineering (9)
Salary$81,034 - $170,777  
Bonus$1,133 - $26,654  
Total Pay$81,507 - $178,337  
[+]Project Manager, Engineering (8)
$57,545 - $147,992  
[+]Project Manager, Engineering (8)
Salary$60,648 - $135,712  
Bonus$1,012 - $15,766  
Total Pay$57,545 - $147,992  
[+]Environmental Scientist (8)
$36,487 - $82,934  
[+]Environmental Scientist (8)
Salary$39,859 - $95,807  
Total Pay$36,487 - $82,934  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 254

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Architecture, Engineering

HDR Inc.

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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $54K per year. The largest fraction of HDR, Inc. people (30 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn about $73K annually on average.


Engineering Senior Project Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $112K per year on average; Engineering Project Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $92K, followed by Project Engineers earning approximately $76K and Structural Engineers making $73K. Earning only $60K on average, Civil Engineers in Training make less than most people in the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $98K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; the company's headquarter city of Omaha, Neb. (around $87K), Charlotte, N.C. ($78K), and New York, N.Y. ($78K) are the next top-paying cities. Portland, Ore. is near the bottom for pay at approximately $62K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is $100K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $146K annually. National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Members with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $113K per year. It pays to have a Master of Civil Engineering (MCE), Civil & Environmental Engineering at HDR, Inc. — these employees make the most at around $139K annually.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $92K per year. A common skill in HDR, Inc.'s work force is Engineering Design; two in five of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

The vast majority of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Nearly all workers report having health insurance, and most respondents report having dental coverage. Other privileges include life insurance, a stock purchase plan, a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for HDR, Inc.


33 %
67 %
$42,250 - $88,385
$50,677 - $99,100
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
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