Civil Engineering Assistant Salary

Median pay for Civil Engineering Assistants in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $52K annually. Male Civil Engineering Assistants who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (67 percent) are men. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Work is enjoyable for Civil Engineering Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,584 - $74,313
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$74K
MEDIAN: $51,560
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$13.71 - $30.94
(Median)
$14
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,584 - $74,313  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
Profit Sharing
$3,200  
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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$31,597 - $73,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.71 - $30.94  
   
Overtime
$4.00 - $48.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,200  
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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$31,597 - $73,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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.

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As Civil Engineering Assistants make advancements in their career path to positions such as Transportation Engineer, their salaries may climb. Transportation Engineers make $62K annually on average.

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Survey takers who work as Civil Engineering Assistants typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Engineering Design, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, and AutoCAD can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include 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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $52K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $50K. Civil Engineering Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $48K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $56K on average.

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 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Assistant Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 6%

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

AutoCAD
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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