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Civil Engineer Salary in Sacramento, California

Sacramento Civil Engineers take home an average $68K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, Civil Engineers in Sacramento, Calif. enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Civil Engineers in Sacramento are male. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$51,544 - $102,410
(Median)
$52K
$68K
$100K
MEDIAN: $67,774
10%
50%
90%

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$23.00 - $40.12
(Median)
$23
$28
$40
MEDIAN: $28.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$51,544 - $102,410  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,239  
Profit Sharing
$2,750 - $9,637  
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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$51,158 - $101,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.00 - $40.12  
   
Overtime
$30.52 - $58.96  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,239  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,750 - $9,637  
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).
)
$51,158 - $101,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineer in Sacramento, California

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Civil Engineers in Sacramento, Calif., experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $61K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $78K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Sacramento Civil Engineers make a median salary of $90K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $102K on average.

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Experience Affects Civil Engineer in Sacramento, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 50%

Experienced
up arrow 33%


National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Civil Engineer in Sacramento, California Salaries

Microstation
up arrow 49%

Project Management
up arrow 11%


National Average
$68,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 1%

Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

AutoCAD
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

AutoDesk
up arrow 10%

Matlab
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 6%
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