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Mid-Career Civil Engineer Salary

The average Mid-Career Civil Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $66K annually. Total incomes of Mid-Career Civil Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $7K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $52K and $87K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. For the most part, Mid-Career Civil Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Mid-Career Civil Engineers (86 percent) who took the survey. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$50,950 - $84,436
(Median)
$51K
$66K
$84K
MEDIAN: $65,511
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$23.21 - $38.37
(Median)
$23
$30
$38
MEDIAN: $29.00
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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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$50,950 - $84,436  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,923  
Profit Sharing
$485.48 - $9,907  
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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$51,533 - $86,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,176
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$23.21 - $38.37  
   
Overtime
$26.31 - $50.47  
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 - $6,923  
   
Profit Sharing
$485.48 - $9,907  
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).
)
$51,533 - $86,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 716
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Popular Employer Salaries for Mid-Career Civil Engineer


Although HDR, Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $77K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $54K or as much as $106K.

With a median salary of $65K, URS Corporation Inc. provides Mid-Career Civil Engineers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $80K, limiting employee salary growth.

Pay Difference by Location


For Mid-Career Civil Engineers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Mid-Career Civil Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+23 percent), New York (+14 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). Falling short of the national average by 4 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Raleigh.

Skills That Affect Mid-Career Civil Engineer Salaries

Project
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Matlab
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Project Management
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Microstation
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Engineering Design
0%

Autocad Civil 3D
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National Average
$66,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Autocad 2000i
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AutoCAD
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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AutoDesk
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 918 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 8%