Mid-Career Civil Engineer Salary

Mid-Career Civil Engineers can expect wages of $67K per year on average. With some bonuses approaching $7K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Mid-Career Civil Engineers spread between $52K and $88K depending on individual performance. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men account for the majority of Mid-Career Civil Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Civil Engineers. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,578 - $86,100
(Median)
$52K
$67K
$86K
MEDIAN: $66,889
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$23.72 - $39.27
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$24
$30
$39
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$51,578 - $86,100  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,139  
Profit Sharing
$485.10 - $9,982  
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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$52,296 - $88,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$23.72 - $39.27  
   
Overtime
$26.29 - $50.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,139  
   
Profit Sharing
$485.10 - $9,982  
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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$52,296 - $88,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 688
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Popular Employer Salaries for Mid-Career Civil Engineer


Mid-Career Civil Engineers flock to URS Corporation Inc., HDR, Inc., Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Aecom Corporation, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. For Mid-Career Civil Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at HDR, Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $76K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($55K versus $104K) is great. Mid-Career Civil Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks at Jacobs Engineering Group Inc ($73K), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ($73K), and Aecom Corporation ($72K).

URS Corporation Inc. offers the least pay with a median salary of $66K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $84K. Tetra Tech, Inc., Parsons Corporation, and Aecom Technology Group, Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $70K, $71K, and $72K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Mid-Career Civil Engineers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 31 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Civil Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+23 percent), New York (+13 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and Houston (+10 percent). Raleigh is the lowest-paying area, 5 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Orlando and Austin (2 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Civil Engineer Salaries

Construction Estimating
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Project Management
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Microstation
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Engineering Design
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National Average
$68,000

Microsoft Excel
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Autocad Civil 3D
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Microsoft Word
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AutoCAD
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Microsoft Office
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Autocad 2000i
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Windows Operating System General Use
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AutoDesk
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 684 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 7%
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