Civil Engineering Assistant Salary

An average Civil Engineering Assistant in the United States can expect to take home roughly $51K per year. For the most part, Civil Engineering Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Civil Engineering Assistants (67 percent) survey respondents are men. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$33,926 - $70,416
(Median)
$34K
$51K
$70K
MEDIAN: $51,373
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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
$33,926 - $70,416  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,333  
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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$30,889 - $72,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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 - $5,333  
   
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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$30,889 - $72,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Civil Engineering Assistants may progress into high-paying roles like Transportation Engineer, where median compensation is $62K 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. 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.


The average inexperienced worker earns $51K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $52K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $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
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Assistant Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 5%

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

AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
13%
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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