A Civil Engineering Designer earns an average wage of $24.49 per hour.
Civil Engineering Designer Total Pay (?
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$43,457 - $72,249
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56K
63K
72K
MEDIAN: $55,545
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Civil Engineering Designer Total Pay (?
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$17.43 - $32.80
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$43,457 - $72,249  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,084  
Profit Sharing
$255.00 - $6,000  
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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$40,331 - $75,216  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 446
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.43 - $32.80  
   
Overtime
$24.03 - $47.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,084  
   
Profit Sharing
$255.00 - $6,000  
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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$40,331 - $75,216  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 446
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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
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Pay Difference By Location
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National Average
$54,000
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Experience Affects Civil Engineering Designer Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Designer Salaries

AutoCAD
0%
National Average
$54,000
Autocad Civil 3D
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Engineering Design
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
Microstation
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Gender
Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
24%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 12%
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