Mid-Career Civil Engineer Salary
Median pay for Mid-Career Civil Engineers lies in the neighborhood of $70K annually. Cash earnings for Mid-Career Civil Engineers — which occasionally include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing — stretch from around $55K to approximately $93K. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Mid-Career Civil Engineers is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men make up the vast majority of Mid-Career Civil Engineers (85 percent) who took the survey. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Civil Engineer
Aecom Corporation, HDR, Inc., Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Aecom Technology Group, Inc. are all popular places to work. The biggest paychecks can be found at HNTB Corporation — the median salary there is $88K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Black and Veatch, CH2M Hill, and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, top-paying firms where Mid-Career Civil Engineers rake in a $84K, $82K, or $82K, respectively.
Aecom Technology Group, Inc., Aecom Corporation, and Tetra Tech, Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $69K, $71K, and $71K.
Pay Difference by Location
With a pay rate for Mid-Career Civil Engineers that is 16 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mid-Career Civil Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+12 percent), Chicago (+9 percent), Washington (+7 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). In Raleigh, salaries are 4 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Minneapolis and Dallas (3 percent lower).