Mid-Career Civil Engineer Salary

Median pay for Mid-Career Civil Engineers lies in the neighborhood of $67K per year. 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 $53K and $90K. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Mid-Career Civil Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$51,928 - $87,059
(Median)
$52K
$67K
$87K
MEDIAN: $67,477
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90%

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$24.06 - $40.31
(Median)
$24
$31
$40
MEDIAN: $31.00
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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$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$51,928 - $87,059  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,192  
Profit Sharing
$487.51 - $9,895  
Commission
$17,500  
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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$52,867 - $89,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,368
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$24.06 - $40.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$26.88 - $51.49  
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
$0.00 - $7,192  
   
Commission
$17,500  
Profit Sharing
$487.51 - $9,895  
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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$52,867 - $89,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 709
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Known for taking on a considerable number of Mid-Career Civil Engineers, URS Corporation Inc., HDR, Inc., Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, Aecom Corporation, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are leading firms in the industry. Although HDR, Inc. offers the highest salaries (median pay is $76K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $63K to $102K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Aecom Technology Group, Inc., Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where earnings of $73K, $73K, or $73K are standard for Mid-Career Civil Engineers.

URS Corporation Inc., Tetra Tech, Inc. and Black and Veatch are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $67K, $71K, and $72K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,887

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For Mid-Career Civil Engineers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 28 percent greater than the national average. Mid-Career Civil Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+21 percent), Washington (+12 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Houston (+10 percent). Raleigh is the lowest-paying area, 6 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are St. Louis (3 percent less) and Orlando (2 percent less).

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Skills That Affect Civil Engineer Salaries

Matlab
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Construction Estimating
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InRoads
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Project
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Engineering Design
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Microstation
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National Average
$69,000

AutoCAD
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Microsoft Excel
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Autocad Civil 3D
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Windows Operating System General Use
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AutoDesk
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 633 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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