The average Mid-Career Civil Engineer earns approximately $71K per year. In the world of Mid-Career Civil Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $56K and $94K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $8K, respectively. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. There are far more male Mid-Career Civil Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 85 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$54,706 - $90,758
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$71K
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MEDIAN: $70,714
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$24.93 - $41.89
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$54,706 - $90,758  
   
Bonus
$401.60 - $9,775  
Profit Sharing
$301.00 - $8,081  
Commission
$14,243  
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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$55,669 - $93,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,011
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$24.93 - $41.89  
   
Overtime
$28.33 - $55.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$401.60 - $9,775  
   
Commission
$14,243  
Profit Sharing
$301.00 - $8,081  
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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$55,669 - $93,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 428

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Many Mid-Career Civil Engineers can be found at Aecom Corporation, HDR, Inc., Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, Aecom Technology Group, Inc., and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, firms that are at the top of the field. The biggest paychecks can be found at HNTB Corporation — the median salary there is $86K. Other leaders in compensation levels are CH2M Hill at $83K, Black and Veatch at $83K, and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, where Mid-Career Civil Engineers annually earn $82K.

Workers at Aecom Technology Group, Inc., HDR, Inc., and Tetra Tech, Inc. also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $69K, $70K, and $71K respectively.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,354

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Mid-Career Civil Engineers, 13 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Civil Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+11 percent), Washington (+11 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and Chicago (+9 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in Raleigh.

Key Stats for Civil Engineer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 302 votes.
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5-9 years
79%
10-19 years
21%
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Skills That Affect Civil Engineer Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 302 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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