Civil Engineering Intern Salary

Average Civil Engineering Interns in the United States make around $15.19 per hour. Although more than half lack health benefits of any kind, slightly less than one-half do enjoy medical insurance, and over a third get dental coverage, too. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Civil Engineering Interns are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,969 - $56,290
(Median)
$35K
$48K
$56K
MEDIAN: $47,909
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50%
90%

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$11.88 - $22.27
(Median)
$12
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$34,969 - $56,290  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,011  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$25,978 - $53,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $22.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$17.80 - $34.31  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,011  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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).
)
$25,978 - $53,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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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

  • 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.

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Civil Engineering Interns' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Construction Project Manager. The average Construction Project Manager brings home $70K per year. Typical career progression for a Civil Engineering Intern involves becoming a Civil Engineer or a Civil Engineer in Training, roles that pay $23K more and $14K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Civil Engineering Intern


Survey results imply that Civil Engineering Interns put a diverse skill set to use. Lucky workers who know Microstation can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 24 percent above average. Autocad Civil 3D and Engineering Design are also correlated to pay that is above average, looking at an increase of 24 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know AutoCAD and Engineering Design.

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Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Intern Salaries

Microstation
up arrow 24%

Engineering Design
up arrow 23%

Autocad Civil 3D
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AutoCAD
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National Average
$37,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
35%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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