Civil Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Civil Engineer is $60,774 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Civil Engineer Salary (?
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$45,983 - $89,442
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MEDIAN: $60,774
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Civil Engineer Salary (?
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$18.75 - $38.50
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$45,983 - $89,442  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,068  
Profit Sharing
$485.81 - $9,808  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,681  
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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$45,439 - $90,715  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8,351
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.75 - $38.50  
   
Overtime
$23.24 - $49.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,068  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$485.81 - $9,808  
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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$45,439 - $90,715  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,943
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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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Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Civil Engineer Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Civil Engineer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 9%
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