Mid-Career Civil Engineer Salary (United States)

The average Civil Engineer earns approximately $66,078 annually. Cash earnings—including $6,652 in bonuses and $9,952 profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale—generally stretch from $50,687 to $83,968 depending on individual performance. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company. In this profession, nearly all individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and more than half have vision insurance, as well. In this field, men are more common than women; 87 percent of Mid-Career Civil Engineers are male. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Mid-Career Civil Engineer Salary (?
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$50,687 - $83,968
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MEDIAN: $65,082
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Mid-Career Civil Engineer Salary (?
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$23.20 - $38.14
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$50,687 - $83,968  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,652  
Profit Sharing
$486.45 - $9,952  
Total Pay (?
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$51,255 - $86,441  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$23.20 - $38.14  
   
Overtime
$26.15 - $50.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,652  
   
Profit Sharing
$486.45 - $9,952  
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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$51,255 - $86,441  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 726
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Popular Employer Salaries for Mid-Career Civil Engineer

Mid-Career Civil Engineers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at HDR, Inc., where typical salaries come to $76,628, though the large difference in pay between employees at the top ($55K) and those starting out ($106K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.
The lowest salaries can be found at URS Corporation Inc.—median pay is $64,856—and there is little variability in compensation, with paychecks starting at $56K and only reaching $81K. Other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ($72,662) and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc ($75,050).

Pay Difference By Location

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For Mid-Career Civil Engineers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Los Angeles, New York, Boston, and Seattle are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Mid-Career Civil Engineers earning around 23 percent, 15 percent, 10 percent, and 9 percent more than average. In Raleigh, salaries are 5 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Orlando (-3 percent and -3 percent, respectively).

Skills That Affect Mid-Career Civil Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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Autocad Civil 3D
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
13%
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Male
87%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 8%
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