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.

$54,485 - $89,857
(Median)
$54K
$70K
$90K
MEDIAN: $70,413
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90%

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$24.31 - $41.68
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$24
$33
$42
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$54,485 - $89,857  
   
Bonus
$295.17 - $9,272  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $8,726  
Commission
$14,483  
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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$55,085 - $92,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,976
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$24.31 - $41.68  
   
Overtime
$27.79 - $54.34  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$295.17 - $9,272  
   
Commission
$14,483  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $8,726  
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).
)
$55,085 - $92,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 405
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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

National Average: $72,006

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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).

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Skills That Affect Civil Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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Bentley InRoad Software Suite
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Engineering Design
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Construction Estimating
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Microstation
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autodesk autocad
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Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$72,000

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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InRoads
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AutoDesk
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 277 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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