Civil Engineering Assistant Salary

Civil Engineering Assistants in the United States pull down an average of $51K per year. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Civil Engineering Assistants are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 65 percent of professionals. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$33,798 - $71,043
(Median)
$34K
$51K
$71K
MEDIAN: $51,009
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$12.25 - $30.43
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$12
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,798 - $71,043  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,425  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $4,069  
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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$30,824 - $73,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.25 - $30.43  
   
Overtime
$13.91 - $50.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,425  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $4,069  
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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$30,824 - $73,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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.

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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Civil Engineering Assistants only report a few specific 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 pay less than market rate 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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $50K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $50K. Civil Engineering Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $56K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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 10%

National Average
$51,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Assistant Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 5%

AutoCAD
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 12%
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