Civil Engineering Intern Salary

Civil Engineering Interns in the United States take home an average $14.98 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and a little more than half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by nearly one-half and dental coverage is claimed by around two in five. There are far more male Civil Engineering Interns survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$36,874 - $56,940
(Median)
$37K
$49K
$57K
MEDIAN: $48,667
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90%

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$11.12 - $22.19
(Median)
$11
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$36,874 - $56,940  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,989  
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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$25,181 - $53,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.12 - $22.19  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $35.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,989  
   
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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$25,181 - $53,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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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. A common career progression for a Civil Engineering Intern is to become a Civil Engineer or a Civil Engineer in Training. Compared to Civil Engineering Interns, the first group earns $22K more on average, and the second group earns $13K more.

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Popular Skills for Civil Engineering Intern


Survey results show that Civil Engineering Interns use a fair number of skills. 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 pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and AutoCAD. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in 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 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

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: 30% employee benefits None: 52%
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