Civil Engineer, Bridge Salary

Bridge Civil Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $63K per year on average. Cash earnings for Bridge Civil Engineers — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing — stretch from around $49K to approximately $97K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,806 - $99,064
(Median)
$49K
$63K
$99K
MEDIAN: $62,673
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90%

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$23.03 - $43.62
(Median)
$23
$27
$44
MEDIAN: $26.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$48,806 - $99,064  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
Profit Sharing
$1,900 - $11,850  
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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$49,476 - $96,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$23.03 - $43.62  
   
Overtime
$24.14 - $51.24  
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 - $5,068  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,900 - $11,850  
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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$49,476 - $96,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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


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 Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoCAD, Microstation, and Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in Engineering Design also know Design and Microsoft Excel. The majority of those who know Microstation also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineer, Bridge

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


For many Bridge Civil Engineers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $55K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $67K on average. For Bridge Civil Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $88K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $90K.

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Experience Affects Civil Engineer, Bridge Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Civil Engineer, Bridge Salaries

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National Average
$63,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Microstation
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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