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Civil Engineering Intern Salary

Average Civil Engineering Interns in the United States make around $14.75 per hour. Most Civil Engineering Interns report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — a little over a half — do not have any health coverage, slightly less than one-half do receive medical benefits and more than a third have dental insurance. Male Civil Engineering Interns far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$37,440 - $56,704
(Median)
$37K
$49K
$57K
MEDIAN: $48,753
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50%
90%

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$10.76 - $20.34
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$37,440 - $56,704  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,997  
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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$24,672 - $53,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.76 - $20.34  
   
Overtime
$15.97 - $35.01  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,997  
   
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).
)
$24,672 - $53,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100

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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 who go on to become Construction Project Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Construction Project Managers is $70K annually. Civil Engineering Interns moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Civil Engineers or Civil Engineers in Training. The median paychecks in those roles are $24K higher and $15K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Civil Engineering Intern


Survey results suggest that Civil Engineering Interns put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Autocad Civil 3D and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent and 20 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in AutoCAD and Engineering Design.

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Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Intern Salaries

Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 25%

Engineering Design
up arrow 20%

AutoCAD
0%

National Average
$36,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
34%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
1%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 54%