Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Salary (United States)

A Civil Engineer, Road / Highway earns an average salary of $62,378 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Total Pay (?
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$48,347 - $91,221
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $62,378
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Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Total Pay (?
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$22.03 - $39.41
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$48,347 - $91,221  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
Profit Sharing
$487.67 - $10,766  
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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$48,594 - $91,138  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 920
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$22.03 - $39.41  
   
Overtime
$23.25 - $47.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
   
Profit Sharing
$487.67 - $10,766  
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).
)
$48,594 - $91,138  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 920
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Job Description for Civil Engineer, Road / Highway

Civil engineers who specialize in roads and highways help ensure safe, efficient transportation on roads and highways. They apply their skills in engineering, design, and planning to survey sites for new roads, make plans for new roads, and design maintenance schemes to make sure that roads remain usable. This position also involves planning for bridges, tunnels, and ramps, as well as making sure that these pathways are safe (such as through rails, warning signs, and appropriate speed limits). This position generally takes place in an office setting during regular business hours, although overtime and travel to work sites may be required.
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Civil Engineer, Road / Highway 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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Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineer, Road / Highway

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Pay Difference By Location

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$64,000
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Experience Affects Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Salaries

National Average
$64,000

Skills That Affect Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Salaries

Design
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Engineering Design
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GeoPack
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National Average
$64,000
Autocad Civil 3D
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Microsoft Office
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Microstation
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AutoCAD
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Gender

Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 7%
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