Civil Engineer, Bridge Salary

Bridge Civil Engineers in the United States pull down an average of $63K per year. Overall cash earnings for Bridge Civil Engineers stretch from $49K on the lower end to $93K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Bridge Civil Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,069 - $94,342
(Median)
$48K
$63K
$94K
MEDIAN: $63,278
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$22.45 - $39.57
(Median)
$22
$26
$40
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$48,069 - $94,342  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
Profit Sharing
$1,452 - $8,363  
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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$48,637 - $93,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$22.45 - $39.57  
   
Overtime
$23.62 - $44.93  
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 - $5,872  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,452 - $8,363  
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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$48,637 - $93,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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


Bridge Civil Engineers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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. Those familiar with Microstation tend to be well versed in Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Engineering Design also tend to 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker earns $54K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $65K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $83K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $90K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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 47 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 7%
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