Civil Engineering Technician Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Civil Engineering Technician is $19.59 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. A skill in Microstation is associated with high pay for this job.
Civil Engineering Technician Total Pay (?
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$31,528 - $66,460
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $47,960
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Civil Engineering Technician Total Pay (?
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$13.86 - $28.73
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,528 - $66,460  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,087  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,456  
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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$30,956 - $65,753  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 559
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.86 - $28.73  
   
Overtime
$18.65 - $44.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,087  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,456  
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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$30,956 - $65,753  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 559
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Job Description for Civil Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technicians assist with drafting, design, and surveying projects. It's possible to work directly on the project site, in the office perfecting designs, or at both locations depending on the day. A lot of the time they will use computer graphics and design software (such as AutoCAD Civil 3D, or Earthworks) to generate plots of ground surfaces, pipe and storm sewer systems, and grading plans. The ideal candidate will assist in the development of all drawings and specifications required to complete a project and, if so assigned, with client representatives. The technician must have strong communication skills, as they will often be required to communicate with the other project contractors about inspections and schedules. Additionally, they will be in charge of documenting construction agreements and project progress, as well as reporting any problems or changes in plans that will arise during the project's duration. Additionally, the technician will be required to identify the materials required and associated costs for their assigned projects.
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Civil Engineering Technician Tasks
  • Document construction agreements and progress and report on problems or deviations from plans.
  • Communicate with contractors, particularly about inspections and schedules.
  • Assist with drafting, design, and surveying projects.
  • Estimate costs and identify materials for specific projects.
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Minneapolis
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$45,000
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Experience Affects Civil Engineering Technician Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Technician Salaries

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 6%
Engineering Design
up arrow 4%
Land Surveying
up arrow 3%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%
AutoCAD
0%
Microsoft Office
0%
Microsoft Word
0%
National Average
$45,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Autocad 2000i
up arrow 1%
AutoDesk
up arrow 2%
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 2%
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Gender
Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 12%
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