Civil Engineering Designer Salary (United States)

A Civil Engineering Designer earns an average wage of $24.71 per hour.
Civil Engineering Designer Total Pay (?
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$42,853 - $71,697
(Median)
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63K
72K
MEDIAN: $54,599
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Civil Engineering Designer Total Pay (?
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$17.44 - $32.57
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$42,853 - $71,697  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,438  
Profit Sharing
$7.50 - $5,087  
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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$40,538 - $74,347  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 433
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.44 - $32.57  
   
Overtime
$23.75 - $46.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,438  
   
Profit Sharing
$7.50 - $5,087  
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).
)
$40,538 - $74,347  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 433
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Job Description for Civil Engineering Designer

A civil engineering designer works under the direction of a project manager to prepare civil engineering plans and studies for land development engineering projects. Potential projects might include utility, storm drain, water, sewer, street, and traffic plans for projects within the organization's area of service. Civil engineering designers must work effectively with internal and external partners, including coordinating with public agencies on land development projects. They work closely with colleagues to gain an understanding of the project requirements and create designs in conjunction with office procedures, policies, and guidelines. In all tasks, these professionals must comply with company drawing preparation standards.
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Civil Engineering Designer Tasks
  • Assist with compliance, permits, inspections, surveys, and other documentation.
  • Calculate effects of many factors and produce comprehensive reports to inform design.
  • Create site and civil designs to account for grade, water, sewer, roads, erosion and other factors.
  • Collaborate with team members to produce quality designs and construction.

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Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineering Designer

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

Pay Difference By Location

Denver
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Atlanta
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Houston
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Charlotte
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National Average
$55,000
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Experience Affects Civil Engineering Designer Salaries

National Average
$55,000

Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Designer Salaries

Engineering Design
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AutoCAD
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Autocad Civil 3D
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National Average
$55,000
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Microsoft Office
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Microstation
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Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 13%
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