Civil Engineer, Bridge Salary

Bridge Civil Engineers in the United States take home an average $64K annually. In the world of Bridge Civil Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $49K and $94K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men make up the vast majority of Bridge Civil Engineers (89 percent) who took the survey. The majority of Bridge Civil Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,298 - $94,710

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$22.44 - $40.15

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$48,298 - $94,710  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,445 - $8,426  
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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$48,875 - $93,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$22.44 - $40.15  
   
Overtime
$23.62 - $45.40  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,445 - $8,426  
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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$48,875 - $93,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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 suggest that Bridge Civil Engineers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Design, Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microstation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and Microstation. It is often found that people who know Microstation are also skilled in Microsoft Excel. Most people familiar with 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.


Bridge Civil Engineers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $66K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $54K. Bridge Civil Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $84K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $89K.

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Experience Affects Civil Engineer, Bridge Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Civil Engineer, Bridge Salaries

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National Average
$62,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microstation
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 6%
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