Mid-Career Civil Engineer Salary (United States)

The average Civil Engineer earns approximately $66,078 annually. Geography and the specific employer each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to the vast majority, and most earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Mid-Career Civil Engineers (87 percent) are men. Most Mid-Career Civil Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This outline is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Mid-Career Civil Engineer Salary (?
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$50,687 - $83,968
(Median)
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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 (?
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: 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 flock to HDR, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $76,628 lead the pack in compensation; however, HDR, Inc. also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $55K at one end to $106K at the other end.
Pay for Mid-Career Civil Engineers is the lowest at URS Corporation Inc., which has a median salary of $64,856. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $81K. Workers at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field—average earnings for these employers come to $72,662 and $75,050, respectively.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Mid-Career Civil Engineers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 34 percent greater than 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. Falling short of the national average by 5 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Raleigh. Atlanta and Orlando are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median—salaries hover around -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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Microstation
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Engineering Design
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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National Average
$66,000
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AutoDesk
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Autocad 2000i
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 1016 votes.

Gender

Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

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