Civil Engineering Intern Salary

For Civil Engineering Interns, hourly average wages total $15.05 per hour. The majority of Civil Engineering Interns claim high levels of job satisfaction. Close to a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one in five collect dental insurance. Male Civil Engineering Interns far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,147 - $58,308
$31K
$49K
$58K
MEDIAN: $49,061
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50%
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$11.85 - $20.81
$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.05
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,147 - $58,308  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
Profit Sharing
$50.00  
Total Pay (?
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$25,148 - $50,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $20.81  
   
Overtime
$17.71 - $29.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00  
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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$25,148 - $50,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85

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Job Description for Civil Engineering Intern

A civil engineering intern is normally a university student working in an engineering firm to gain practical experience. Civil engineering as a specialty typically involves the creation of structures, buildings, and public works projects such as bridges, roadways and thoroughfares. An intern in this field normally assists engineers with these projects, gaining practical experience and knowledge that can help with their education and prepare them to enter the job market. Many engineering firms use internships as trial periods and seek to hire former interns when those students earn degrees and necessary certifications.

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Civil Engineering Intern Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Civil Engineering Intern


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Civil Engineering Interns may progress into high-paying roles like Construction Project Manager, where median compensation is $70K annually. Typical career progression for a Civil Engineering Intern involves becoming a Civil Engineer or a Civil Engineer in Training, roles that pay $28K more and $19K more on average.

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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 Engineering Design, Autocad Civil 3D, and Microstation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 51 percent, 41 percent, and 25 percent, respectively. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know AutoCAD and Engineering Design.

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Key Stats for Civil Engineering Intern

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
35%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
2%
10-19 years
1%
20 years or more
1%
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Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Intern Salaries

Engineering Design
▲51%

Autocad Civil 3D
▲41%

Microstation
▲25%

AutoCAD
▲21%

autodesk autocad
▲18%

Microsoft Word
▲12%

Microsoft Excel
▲9%

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▲7%

National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
35%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
2%
10-19 years
1%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 68%
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