Civil Engineering Intern Salary

The average Civil Engineering Intern in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $15.03 per hour. The vast majority (84 percent) of Civil Engineering Interns who answered the questionnaire are male. Medical benefits are awarded to just under a third, and just under a fifth earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,562 - $58,018
$32K
$50K
$58K
MEDIAN: $49,595
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$11.70 - $20.61
$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.03
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,562 - $58,018  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
Profit Sharing
$50.00  
Total Pay (?
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$24,846 - $51,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.70 - $20.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$17.75 - $30.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
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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$24,846 - $51,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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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 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. The most common next step for a Civil Engineering Intern is to become a Civil Engineer or a Civil Engineer in Training. The former position pays an additional $28K per year on average, and the latter position pays $19K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Civil Engineering Intern


Survey results imply that Civil Engineering Interns put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Engineering Design, Autocad Civil 3D, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 48 percent, 40 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know AutoCAD and Engineering Design.

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Key Stats for Civil Engineering Intern

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
37%
1-4 years
59%
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
▲48%

Autocad Civil 3D
▲40%

AutoCAD
▲21%

Microstation
▲16%

autodesk autocad
▲15%

Microsoft Word
▲11%

Microsoft Excel
▲9%

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▲6%

National Average
$33,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
37%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
2%
10-19 years
1%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 69%
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