The average pay for a Civil Engineer is $60,567 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience strongly influences salary for this job.
Civil Engineer Total Pay (?
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$45,614 - $88,214
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MEDIAN: $60,566
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Civil Engineer Total Pay (?
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$18.63 - $38.02
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$45,614 - $88,214  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,245  
Profit Sharing
$416.00 - $9,788  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,744  
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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$45,210 - $89,904  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10,653
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.63 - $38.02  
   
Overtime
$23.06 - $49.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,245  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,744  
Profit Sharing
$416.00 - $9,788  
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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$45,210 - $89,904  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10,653
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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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Experience Affects Civil Engineer Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Civil Engineer Salaries

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Gender
Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 9%
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