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Civil Engineering Intern Salary

Pay for Civil Engineering Interns in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.61 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and a little over a half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a little less than one-half and dental coverage is claimed by over a third. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most Civil Engineering Interns survey respondents are men (76 percent). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,315 - $57,607
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $48,773
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$10.68 - $21.07
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$38,315 - $57,607  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
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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$24,598 - $53,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.68 - $21.07  
   
Overtime
$12.16 - $35.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
   
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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$24,598 - $53,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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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While not commonly seen, Civil Engineering Interns who transition into a Construction Project Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Construction Project Managers is $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 $25K more and $16K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Civil Engineering Intern


Civil Engineering Interns report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Autocad Civil 3D and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent and 20 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know AutoCAD and Engineering Design.

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Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Intern Salaries

Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 29%

Engineering Design
up arrow 20%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
31%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
1%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 53%