Median pay for Civil Engineering Interns in the United States is around $15.01 per hour. The majority of Civil Engineering Interns claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Civil Engineering Interns (86 percent) survey respondents are men. Just under a third enjoy medical while approximately one in six get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one in eight. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$31,340 - $57,711
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$31K
$49K
$58K
MEDIAN: $48,709
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$11.71 - $20.97
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$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,340 - $57,711  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
Profit Sharing
$50.00  
Total Pay (?
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$24,964 - $50,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $20.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$17.71 - $30.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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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$24,964 - $50,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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.

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. 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 $28K more on average, and the second group earns $19K more.

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Popular Skills for Civil Engineering Intern


Civil Engineering Interns report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Autocad Civil 3D, Engineering Design, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 41 percent, 40 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of AutoCAD and Engineering Design.

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Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Intern Salaries

Autocad Civil 3D
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Engineering Design
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AutoCAD
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Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
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autodesk autocad
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Microsoft Word
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Microstation
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
40%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
2%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
medical benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 69%
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