Civil Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Civil Engineer is $61,337 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.

$46,594 - $90,848
(Median)
$47K
$61K
$91K
MEDIAN: $61,337
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$19.18 - $39.20
(Median)
$19
$27
$39
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$46,594 - $90,848  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,386  
Profit Sharing
$482.00 - $9,872  
Commission
$0.00 - $13,702  
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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$45,938 - $92,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 8,693
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.18 - $39.20  
   
Overtime
$23.47 - $50.09  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,386  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $13,702  
Profit Sharing
$482.00 - $9,872  
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).
)
$45,938 - $92,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,981

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Job Description for Civil Engineer

Generally speaking, civil engineers work to create a viable and hospitable environment. They are tasked to make the environment more amenable for humans while maintaining and improving its integrity. A civil engineer creates plans and designs for construction of various types of structures and may oversee the execution of the plans. Civil engineers are involved in planning and building all manner of infrastructure such as power plants, harbors, bridges, railroads, roadways, airports and more. They also help with large structures such as skyscrapers.

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

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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Experience Affects Civil Engineer Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Civil Engineer Salaries


Project
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Construction Estimating
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Engineering Design
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Microstation
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National Average
$62,000

Autocad Civil 3D
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Autocad 2000i
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Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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AutoDesk
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AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1969 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 9%