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Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Salary

The national average salary for Road & Highway Civil Engineers is $62K annually; by contrast, highly experienced professionals enjoy a significantly higher average pay rate, around $90K. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $57K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $67K. Road & Highway Civil Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $79K. 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. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$48,096 - $89,687
(Median)
$48K
$62K
$90K
MEDIAN: $62,457
10%
50%
90%

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$21.37 - $39.87
(Median)
$21
$30
$40
MEDIAN: $29.00
10%
50%
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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$48,096 - $89,687  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,055  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $11,000  
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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$48,172 - $90,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 530
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$21.37 - $39.87  
   
Overtime
$23.98 - $46.55  
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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,055  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $11,000  
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).
)
$48,172 - $90,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 173

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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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Popular Skills for Civil Engineer, Road / Highway


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, InRoads, Engineering Design, and Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Most people familiar with Microstation also know InRoads and Microsoft Excel. For most people, competency in Engineering Design indicates knowledge of Project Management and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineer, Road / Highway

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

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Experience Affects Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Salaries




National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Salaries


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Design
up arrow 5%

GeoPack
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
0%

Autocad Civil 3D
0%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
0%

National Average
$64,000

Microstation
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 187 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 7%