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Civil Engineering Assistant Salary

An average Civil Engineering Assistant in the United States can expect to take home roughly $52K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Civil Engineering Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Civil Engineering Assistants survey respondents are men (71 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$34,642 - $74,679
(Median)
35K
52K
61K
75K
MEDIAN: $52,214
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75%
90%

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$12.58 - $29.71
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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75%

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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,642 - $74,679  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,061  
Profit Sharing
$550 - $4,500  
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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$31,290 - $73,780  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.58 - $29.71  
   
Overtime
$1.55 - $50.90  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,061  
   
Profit Sharing
$550 - $4,500  
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).
)
$31,290 - $73,780  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
United States (change)

Job Description for Civil Engineering Assistant

  • Write reports and communicate project status, certification status, and other information.
  • Analyze data and provide structural recommendations.
  • Document project work performed and current budget and schedule progress.
  • Coordinate across staff, clients, contractors and engineers.

Common Career Paths for Civil Engineering Assistant


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Civil Engineering Assistants may enjoy an increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like Transportation Engineer. The position pays $61K on average annually.

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Civil Engineering Assistants report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Engineering Design, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, and AutoCAD can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like AutoCAD, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, and Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineering Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Civil Engineering Assistants do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Civil Engineering Assistants in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $50K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $50K. On average, Civil Engineering Assistants make $59K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Civil Engineering Assistants with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $68K.

Civil Engineering Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as a Civil Engineering Assistant?

Civil Engineering Assistant in Pretoria:
"It is very good and challenging."
Pros: I like helping and getting the project done. Meeting the client need at the right time complying with the regulations.
Cons: When we are faced with a tragedy of rainy weathers and have to delay the project.

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Experience Affects Civil Engineering Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Assistant Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 5%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 7%

AutoCAD
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 13%