Civil Engineer, Bridge Salary

Bridge Civil Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $67K annually. Cash earnings of Bridge Civil Engineers can occasionally include $10K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $51K to almost $97K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Bridge Civil Engineers are male. Most Bridge Civil Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,883 - $99,230
$51K
$67K
$99K
MEDIAN: $67,476
10%
50%
90%

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$22.98 - $43.86
$23
$33
$44
MEDIAN: $32.78
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$50,883 - $99,230  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $10,132  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,843 - $97,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$22.98 - $43.86  
   
Overtime
$17.52 - $52.06  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $10,132  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,843 - $97,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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Job Description for Civil Engineer, Bridge

A bridge civil engineer designs and constructs bridges. Generally, a bridge civil engineer will oversee reports and maps given to them by other professionals in the field. With those reports and maps, a bridge civil engineer will procure a plan of action to bring the bridge into fruition.

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Civil Engineer, Bridge Tasks

  • Researches and analyzes maps, blueprints, photos, charts, and other data to plan projects.
  • Gathers information to prepare and present reports on project topics.
  • Manages and directs staff at project site.
  • Performs engineering duties; plan, design and oversee the construction and maintenance of buildings, bridges, and other structures.

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Popular Skills for Civil Engineer, Bridge


Survey results suggest that Bridge Civil Engineers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Design, Engineering Design, Microstation, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include AutoCAD. Those familiar with Engineering Design also tend to know Microsoft Excel and Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineer, Bridge

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Bridge Civil Engineers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $60K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $78K. Bridge Civil Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $90K. Bridge Civil Engineers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $97K.

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Key Stats for Civil Engineer, Bridge

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Civil Engineer, Bridge Salaries

Late-Career
▲41%

▲32%

▲14%

National Average
$69,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Civil Engineer, Bridge Salaries

▲11%



▲2%

autodesk autocad
▼0%

National Average
$69,000


▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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