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Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Salary

Road & Highway Civil Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $62K per year, with highly experienced workers pulling down $86K on average. The average inexperienced worker earns $57K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $66K. Road & Highway Civil Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $78K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $86K on average. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$48,052 - $89,724
(Median)
48K
62K
75K
90K
MEDIAN: $62,107
10%
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90%

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$21.88 - $39.21
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$48,052 - $89,724  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,218  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $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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$48,210 - $90,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 619
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$21.88 - $39.21  
   
Overtime
$23.40 - $46.30  
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 - $5,218  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $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).
)
$48,210 - $90,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 210
United States (change)

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 results imply that Road & Highway Civil Engineers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, InRoads, Construction Estimating, and Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Microstation are similarly competent in InRoads and Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Engineering Design are similarly competent in 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
$63,000


Skills That Affect Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Salaries


up arrow 8%


Design
up arrow 6%

GeoPack
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

Autocad Civil 3D
0%

National Average
$63,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Microstation
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 247 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 6%