Civil Engineer in Sacramento, California Salary

Civil Engineers in Sacramento can expect to earn an average of $71K annually. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority (82 percent) of Civil Engineers in Sacramento, Calif. who answered the questionnaire are male. For the most part, Sacramento Civil Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$52,875 - $107,597
(Median)
$53K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,987
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$23.08 - $39.99
(Median)
$23
$27
$40
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,875 - $107,597  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,515  
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
Total Pay (?
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$51,475 - $105,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 111
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.08 - $39.99  
   
Overtime
$42.49  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,515  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
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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$51,475 - $105,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineer

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


Sacramento Civil Engineers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $60K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $80K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Civil Engineers in Sacramento make a median salary of $93K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $106K.

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Experience Affects Civil Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 50%

Experienced
up arrow 31%


National Average
$71,000


Skills That Affect Civil Engineer Salaries

Microstation
up arrow 43%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 18%

Project Management
up arrow 7%


Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 4%

Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 1%

National Average
$71,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 13%

AutoCAD
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 14%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 14%

AutoDesk
up arrow 14%

Matlab
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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