Entry-Level Civil Engineer Salary
For Entry-Level Civil Engineers, yearly average wages total $58K annually. Total incomes of Entry-Level Civil Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $44K and $74K. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. There are far more male Entry-Level Civil Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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Dominating the field, Aecom Corporation, Aecom Technology Group, Inc., Hatch, Mott, Macdonald, Parsons Corporation, and Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Entry-Level Civil Engineers. Although salaries only range from $55K to just $81K, Black and Veatch still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $71K. Also paying near the top of the field are Parsons Corporation at $68K, CH2M Hill at $66K, and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, where Entry-Level Civil Engineers annually earn $66K.
Pay for Entry-Level Civil Engineers is the lowest at Stantec, which has a median salary of $56K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $66K. Workers at Tetra Tech, Inc., Aecom Corporation, and Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $57K, $60K, and $61K respectively.
Pay Difference by Location
For Entry-Level Civil Engineers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Civil Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+14 percent), Washington (+14 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). Orlando ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 6 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 3 percent less in Miami and 2 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.