The average Civil Engineering Assistant in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $48K annually. Work is enjoyable for Civil Engineering Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Civil Engineering Assistants who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (60 percent) are men. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,562 - $65,909
$32K
$48K
$66K
MEDIAN: $48,430
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50%
90%

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$13.22 - $32.38
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$32
MEDIAN: $18.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,562 - $65,909  
   
Bonus
$1,008  
Profit Sharing
$2,525  
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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$30,960 - $65,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.22 - $32.38  
   
Overtime
$4.00  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,008  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,525  
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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$30,960 - $65,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Civil Engineering Assistant

Civil engineering assistants work with land surveys, public works systems, and land development, and assist in developing plans for a wide range of projects. These assistants work with professional and licensed engineers to help implement new systems within the community or for private industry, and they're also tasked with preparing cost estimations, assisting in field investigations, and preparing and finalizing project plans.

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Civil Engineering Assistant Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Civil Engineering Assistant


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As Civil Engineering Assistants transition into upper-level roles such as Transportation Engineer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Transportation Engineers earn $62K on average per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineering Assistant

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


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $46K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $50K. Civil Engineering Assistants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $43K. 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

Q: 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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Key Stats for Civil Engineering Assistant

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
051
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Civil Engineering Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Assistant Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 3%

National Average
$47,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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