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Civil Engineering Assistant Salary

The average Civil Engineering Assistant in the United States earns approximately $52K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$34,939 - $71,374
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$71K
MEDIAN: $51,563
10%
50%
90%

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$12.25 - $30.43
(Median)
$12
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
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
$34,939 - $71,374  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,463  
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 - $72,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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 (?
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 - $5,463  
   
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 - $72,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Transportation Engineer. The latter position pays an average of $62K annually.

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Civil Engineering Assistants usually 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 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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $50K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $51K on average. Civil Engineering Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $57K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $56K.

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 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Assistant Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 5%

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

AutoCAD
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 11%