Civil Engineering Intern Salary

Civil Engineering Interns in the United States take home approximately $15.01 per hour on average. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 80 percent of Civil Engineering Interns are male. For the most part, Civil Engineering Interns enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — a little over a half lack any form of coverage — but close to one-half have medical insurance, and roughly two in five have dental, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,688 - $57,064
(Median)
$37K
$49K
$57K
MEDIAN: $48,508
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$11.10 - $22.23
(Median)
$11
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$36,688 - $57,064  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,991  
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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$25,278 - $53,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.10 - $22.23  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $35.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,991  
   
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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$25,278 - $53,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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Job Description for Civil Engineering Intern

  • Produce calculations and make suggestions to improve designs.
  • Review and comment upon designs, materials, and other documentation.
  • Maintain and update records about suppliers, materials, customers, and others.
  • Assist in entering, cleaning, updating, and maintaining data and associated databases.
  • Draft designs according to specifications.

Common Career Paths for Civil Engineering Intern


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Civil Engineering Interns may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Construction Project Manager. The latter position pays an average of $70K annually. Civil Engineers or Civil Engineers in Training are common next-step roles for Civil Engineering Interns moving up in their careers; annual pay for Civil Engineers is $22K higher on average, and it's $13K higher for Civil Engineers in Training.

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Popular Skills for Civil Engineering Intern


Civil Engineering Interns generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Microstation, Autocad Civil 3D, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 20 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know AutoCAD and Engineering Design.

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Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Intern Salaries

Microstation
up arrow 25%

Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 20%

Engineering Design
up arrow 15%

National Average
$38,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
34%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 52%
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