Median pay for Civil Engineering Assistants in the United States is around $49K per year. The majority of Civil Engineering Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Civil Engineering Assistants who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,215 - $64,564
(Median)
$32K
$49K
$65K
MEDIAN: $48,757
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90%

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$12.26 - $31.91
(Median)
$12
$18
$32
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,215 - $64,564  
   
Bonus
$1,008  
Profit Sharing
$3,200  
Total Pay (?
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$30,346 - $63,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $31.91  
   
Overtime
$17.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,008  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,200  
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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$30,346 - $63,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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.

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineering Assistant

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $48K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $50K on average. Civil Engineering Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $44K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $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

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

National Average
$47,000

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Assistant Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$47,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
2%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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