Civil Engineer, Bridge Salary

Pay for Bridge Civil Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $64K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $6K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Bridge Civil Engineers can bottom out near $49K or peak near $94K depending on individual performance. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, Bridge Civil Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$48,298 - $94,710
(Median)
$48K
$64K
$95K
MEDIAN: $63,502
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$22.50 - $39.57
(Median)
$22
$26
$40
MEDIAN: $26.00
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90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$48,298 - $94,710  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
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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$48,909 - $93,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$22.50 - $39.57  
   
Overtime
$23.65 - $44.81  
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 - $5,918  
   
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).
)
$48,909 - $93,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills 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. Most people who know Microstation also know Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Engineering Design are similarly competent in 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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $54K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $66K. On average, Bridge Civil Engineers make $83K following 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 $90K.

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Experience Affects Civil Engineer, Bridge Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%



National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Civil Engineer, Bridge Salaries

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National Average
$62,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microstation
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

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