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Civil Engineering Assistant Salary

Median pay for Civil Engineering Assistants in the United States is around $52K per year. Men make up the majority of Civil Engineering Assistants (68 percent) survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,878 - $71,678
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$72K
MEDIAN: $51,756
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90%

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$12.27 - $30.34
(Median)
$12
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $21.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,878 - $71,678  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,425  
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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$31,119 - $73,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.27 - $30.34  
   
Overtime
$15.75 - $50.15  
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 - $5,425  
   
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).
)
$31,119 - $73,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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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 who become Transportation Engineers may see a small rise in pay. On average, Transportation Engineers earn $62K per year.

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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.


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $50K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $52K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $57K in this role. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Civil Engineering Assistants report making only $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

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Assistant Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 6%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 6%

AutoCAD
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 13%
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