Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Salary

The average Road & Highway Civil Engineer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $63K per year. Cash earnings for Road & Highway Civil Engineers — including $5K in bonuses and $11K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $48K to $90K depending on individual performance. While the particular city and the specific company impact pay for this group, experience level is the most influential factor. Work is enjoyable for Road & Highway Civil Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$48,275 - $89,735
(Median)
$48K
$63K
$90K
MEDIAN: $62,802
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50%
90%

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$20.74 - $39.65
(Median)
$21
$30
$40
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$48,275 - $89,735  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,171  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $11,150  
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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$48,032 - $90,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 473
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$20.74 - $39.65  
   
Overtime
$24.49 - $45.73  
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 - $5,171  
   
Profit Sharing
$974 - $11,150  
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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$48,032 - $90,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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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 Employer Salaries for Civil Engineer, Road / Highway


Although Parsons Corporation offers the highest salaries (median pay is $75K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $70K to $85K.

Employees at Aecom Corporation take home the smallest paychecks, and $57K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $54K and quickly nearing the top at only $66K.

Popular Skills for Civil Engineer, Road / Highway


Road & Highway Civil Engineers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, InRoads, GeoPack, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. Most people experienced in Engineering Design also know Microsoft Excel and Project Management. Those familiar with Microstation tend to be well versed in InRoads 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.


Road & Highway Civil Engineers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $57K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $67K. Road & Highway Civil Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $82K. 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 $91K.

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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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GeoPack
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Construction Estimating
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Design
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Microsoft Office
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Microstation
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Autocad Civil 3D
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National Average
$64,000

AutoCAD
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 7%
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