Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Salary

Earnings for Road & Highway Civil Engineers in the United States come in at around $63K annually on average. Total cash earnings of Road & Highway Civil Engineers range from $48K on the low end to $90K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $11K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career length, followed by geography and the specific company. Men make up the vast majority of Road & Highway Civil Engineers (88 percent) who took the survey. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Road & Highway Civil Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$48,275 - $90,040
(Median)
$48K
$63K
$90K
MEDIAN: $63,030
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50%
90%

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$20.05 - $39.40
(Median)
$20
$30
$39
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$48,275 - $90,040  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,188  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $11,150  
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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$47,787 - $90,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 473
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$20.05 - $39.40  
   
Overtime
$24.09 - $45.97  
National Annualized 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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,188  
   
Profit Sharing
$974 - $11,150  
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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$47,787 - $90,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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Job Description for Civil Engineer, Road / Highway

Civil engineers who specialize in roads and highways help ensure safe, efficient transportation on roads and highways. They apply their skills in engineering, design, and planning to survey sites for new roads, make plans for new roads, and design maintenance schemes to make sure that roads remain usable. This position also involves planning for bridges, tunnels, and ramps, as well as making sure that these pathways are safe (such as through rails, warning signs, and appropriate speed limits). This position generally takes place in an office setting during regular business hours, although overtime and travel to work sites may be required.

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Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Tasks

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

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Popular Employer Salaries for Civil Engineer, Road / Highway


With a median salary of $75K, Parsons Corporation offers Road & Highway Civil Engineers the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $70K and are capped at $85K.

With a median salary of $57K, Aecom Corporation provides Road & Highway Civil Engineers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $66K, limiting employee salary growth.

Popular Skills for Civil Engineer, Road / Highway


Survey takers working as Road & Highway Civil Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, InRoads, Engineering Design, and Construction Estimating are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. It is often found that people who know Microstation are also skilled in InRoads and Microsoft Excel. Most people familiar with Engineering Design also know Microsoft Excel and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineer, Road / Highway

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


Road & Highway Civil Engineers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $57K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $67K on average. On average, Road & Highway Civil Engineers make $82K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $91K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Salaries




National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Salaries


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GeoPack
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Design
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Microsoft Office
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Microstation
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National Average
$64,000

AutoCAD
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 7%
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