Civil Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Civil Engineer is $63,457 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$48,155 - $94,871
$48K
$63K
$95K
MEDIAN: $63,457
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$19.51 - $40.47
$20
$28
$40
MEDIAN: $28.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,155 - $94,871  
   
Bonus
$252.49 - $9,701  
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $9,893  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,799  
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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$47,496 - $96,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7,097
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.51 - $40.47  
   
Overtime
$24.50 - $50.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$252.49 - $9,701  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,799  
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $9,893  
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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$47,496 - $96,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,605

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Job Description for Civil Engineer

Most of the time, civil engineers design, plan, and/or manage construction projects. Their job ranges from small-scale projects, such as building or bridge repairs, to very large-scale, such as building large stadiums. Civil engineers may work in many sectors, such as structural, environmental, and transportation.

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Civil Engineer Tasks

  • Researches and analyzes maps, blueprints, photos, charts, and other data to plan projects.
  • Gathers information to prepare and present reports on project topics.
  • Manages and directs staff at project site.
  • Performs engineering duties; plan, design and oversee the construction and maintenance of buildings, bridges, and other structures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Civil Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Civil Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 5,484 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Civil Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 2,351 salaries. An experienced Civil Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 1,536 salaries. A Civil Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 728 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,221

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Civil Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Civil Engineer?

Civil Engineer in Oakland:
"The golden years."
Pros: The people at the office are great to work with. The workload is constant, but not heavy.
Cons: There are weeks where you stay extra long after hours.

Civil Engineer in Gillette:
"Good."
Pros: I enjoy working in and overseeing construction. Designing projects and then overseeing then being built is very enjoyable.
Cons: I couldn't complain at all Scott my job except for my boys and the pay!

Civil Engineer in Benton Harbor:
"Company Culture."
Pros: I love the team of people I get to work with. It makes going to work every morning fairly easy that people are pleasant and focused on moving the team forward. I like the opportunities my supervisor gives me; many others do not get the same opportunities at this stage in their careers. I am constantly challenged and taking on additional responsibilities.
Cons: There are a number of employees who I feel are over compensated for their value. Some folks slack off or consistently lose money for the company and are still rewarded. It frustrates me to know these people earn more than me when I can bet I work much harder than they do and oftentimes have more responsibility as well. In many ways the company is "old school". Some of these beliefs I support while others I feel need to change.

Civil Engineer in Washington:
"That Was A Good Experience Working As A Civil Engineer."
Pros: Most of the time I am testing the results of testing materials in quality lab.
Cons: I don't like it if anyone is observing me. Like a cctv camera.

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Key Stats for Civil Engineer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 958 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Civil Engineer Salaries

▲49%

▲29%

▲13%

National Average
$64,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Civil Engineer Salaries




▲3%


Microsoft Office
▼0%

Microsoft Word
▼0%

Microstation
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National Average
$64,000







▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 958 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 9%
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