A Civil Engineer, Road / Highway earns an average salary of $62,541 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Total Pay (?
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$48,258 - $91,706
(Median)
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76K
92K
MEDIAN: $62,540
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Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Total Pay (?
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$21.89 - $40.28
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$48,258 - $91,706  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,298  
Profit Sharing
$1.30 - $9,975  
Commission
$0.00 - $0.35  
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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$48,375 - $92,341  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$21.89 - $40.28  
   
Overtime
$22.65 - $48.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,298  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.35  
Profit Sharing
$1.30 - $9,975  
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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$48,375 - $92,341  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,180
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Dallas
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National Average
$64,000
Tampa
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Chicago
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Philadelphia
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Experience Affects Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%
National Average
$64,000

Skills That Affect Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Salaries

Design
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InRoads
up arrow 6%
Construction Estimating
up arrow 4%
Engineering Design
up arrow 2%
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 1%
GeoPack
0%
National Average
$64,000
Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%
Microstation
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%
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Gender
Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 6%
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