The average Civil Engineer in Sacramento can expect to rake in roughly $71K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Male Sacramento Civil Engineers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction for Civil Engineers in Sacramento, Calif. is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,228 - $107,257
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MEDIAN: $71,092
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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Salary
$51,228 - $107,257  
   
Bonus
$480.47 - $12,880  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$52,311 - $107,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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Hourly Rate
$26.99  
   
Overtime
$40.25  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$480.47 - $12,880  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$52,311 - $107,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineer

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Civil Engineers in Sacramento, Calif. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $61K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $83K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $96K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $126K on average.

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Experience Affects Civil Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 75%

Experienced
up arrow 34%


National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Civil Engineer Salaries

Microstation
up arrow 41%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 29%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 14%

Project Management
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

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National Average
$72,000

Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 1%

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 12%

AutoCAD
up arrow 14%

AutoDesk
up arrow 15%

Matlab
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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