Late-Career Civil Engineer Salary (United States)

Pay for Late-Career Civil Engineers is typically around $90,927 per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing—peaking near $15,080 and $30K, respectively—total cash payment can bottom out near $61,675 or peak near $134,622. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; most receive medical and dental insurance and about half get vision insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Late-Career Civil Engineers. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Late-Career Civil Engineer Salary (?
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$61,675 - $134,622
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MEDIAN: $90,567
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Late-Career Civil Engineer Salary (?
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$25.24 - $65.22
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,675 - $134,622  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,080  
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $29,799  
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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$61,765 - $138,885  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 662
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$25.24 - $65.22  
   
Overtime
$1.80 - $75.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,080  
   
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $29,799  
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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$61,765 - $138,885  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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New York
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Seattle
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Sacramento
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Portland
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Houston
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Boston
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Philadelphia
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Baltimore
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National Average
$91,000
Denver
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Albany
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Chicago
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Atlanta
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For Late-Career Civil Engineers, Washington provides a pay rate that is 44 percent greater than the national average. San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, and New York also offer top salaries for Late-Career Civil Engineers. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 38 percent, 21 percent, 12 percent, and 12 percent more, respectively. Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago (-12 percent) and Albany (-10 percent).

Skills That Affect Late-Career Civil Engineer Salaries

Project
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Project Management
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National Average
$91,000
Engineering Design
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Autocad Civil 3D
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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HTML
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AutoCAD
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microstation
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Autocad 2000i
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AutoDesk
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 11%
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