The average Bridge Civil Engineer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $67K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority (85 percent) of Bridge Civil Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$50,550 - $100,330
(Median)
$51K
$67K
$100K
MEDIAN: $67,418
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90%

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$24.65 - $44.14
(Median)
$25
$33
$44
MEDIAN: $32.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,550 - $100,330  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,891  
Profit Sharing
$3,072  
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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$50,955 - $98,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$24.65 - $44.14  
   
Overtime
$28.89 - $51.52  
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 - $7,891  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,072  
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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$50,955 - $98,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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

  • 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


Bridge Civil Engineers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microstation are correlated to pay that is above average. AutoCAD, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people who know Engineering Design also 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Bridge Civil Engineers. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $58K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $78K. Bridge Civil Engineers bring in $91K after working for 10 to 20 years. Bridge Civil Engineers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $92K.

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Experience Affects Civil Engineer, Bridge Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%



National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Civil Engineer, Bridge Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

Design
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microstation
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National Average
$69,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

autodesk autocad
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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