Civil Engineer, Bridge Salary

Men account for the majority of Bridge Civil Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $63K annually. Total incomes of Bridge Civil Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $8K from bonuses and close to $11K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $49K and $92K. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Bridge Civil Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,317 - $92,711
(Median)
$48K
$63K
$93K
MEDIAN: $63,438
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90%

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$22.96 - $39.57
(Median)
$23
$26
$40
MEDIAN: $26.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$48,317 - $92,711  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,757  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $10,875  
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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$48,964 - $92,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$22.96 - $39.57  
   
Overtime
$23.85 - $45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,757  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $10,875  
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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$48,964 - $92,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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Job Description for Civil Engineer, Bridge

  • 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 Skills for Civil Engineer, Bridge


Survey results show that Bridge Civil Engineers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microstation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and Microstation. Most people who know Engineering Design also know Design, Microsoft Excel, and AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineer, Bridge

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Bridge Civil Engineers. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $55K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $66K. Bridge Civil Engineers see a median salary of $83K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $91K.

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Experience Affects Civil Engineer, Bridge Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 33%


National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Civil Engineer, Bridge Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

Design
up arrow 3%

National Average
$62,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microstation
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

AutoCAD
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 7%