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.

$48,560 - $96,168
$49K
$64K
$96K
MEDIAN: $63,666
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50%
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$19.71 - $40.68
$20
$28
$41
MEDIAN: $28.36
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$0$97K
Salary $48,560 - $96,168
Bonus $249.41 - $9,676
Profit Sharing $38.78 - $9,863
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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$48,008 - $97,427
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7,375
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $19.71 - $40.68
Overtime $24.57 - $50.88
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $249.41 - $9,676
Commission $0.00 - $29,799
Profit Sharing $38.78 - $9,863
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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$48,008 - $97,427
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,701

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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: $64,398

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Civil Engineer Reviews

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

Civil Engineer in Miami:
"I love my job."
Pros: Work from home, no pressure from superiors, I make my schedule.
Cons: There is a lot of work, a lot of responsibilities.

Civil Engineer in Holtsville:
"Company."
Pros: It is very diverse and faced paced environment.
Cons: The vacation time is not enough and should be more.

Civil Engineer in Sacramento:
"Civil Engineer."
Pros: Designing structures, calculating designs, and developing drawings for production.
Cons: The long intensive time required to focus and complete details.

Civil Engineer in Albuquerque:
Pros: Problem solving.
Cons: Hours worked.

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 Corona:
"Stress and Flexibility."
Pros: Opportunity to grow and learn in addition to management opportunities.
Cons: Aggressive schedules and high demand to preform.

Civil Engineer in Portland:
"Engineering."
Pros: Every aspect.
Cons: Nothing bad about it.

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Key Stats for Civil Engineer

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1124 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
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 Word
▼0%

National Average
$64,000

Microsoft Office
▼1%


Microstation
▼1%






▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1124 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
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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