Civil Engineering Technician Salary

Civil Engineering Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $20.08 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Civil Engineering Technicians stretch from $33K on the lower end to $68K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Civil Engineering Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. Men account for the majority of Civil Engineering Technicians who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,059 - $74,297
$36K
$51K
$74K
MEDIAN: $50,987
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$14.05 - $27.27
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MEDIAN: $20.08
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,059 - $74,297  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,962  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $7,757  
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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$32,791 - $67,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.05 - $27.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$21.24 - $40.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,962  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $7,757  
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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$32,791 - $67,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 248

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Job Description for Civil Engineering Technician

Civil engineering technicians are responsible for assisting and providing support to civil engineers who are working on building and construction projects. Their role is generally that of an assistant who performs tasks such as creating plans, surveying sites, and inspecting projects.

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Civil Engineering Technician Tasks

  • Assist with drafting, design, and surveying projects.
  • Estimate costs and identify materials for specific projects.
  • Document construction agreements and progress and report on problems or deviations from plans.
  • Communicate with contractors, particularly about inspections and schedules.

Common Career Paths for Civil Engineering Technician


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Civil Engineering Technicians may progress into high-paying roles like Construction Project Manager, where median compensation is $70K annually. Civil Engineers or Civil Engineers in Training are common next-step roles for Civil Engineering Technicians moving up in their careers; annual pay for Civil Engineers is $13K higher on average, and it's $4K higher for Civil Engineers in Training.

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Popular Skills for Civil Engineering Technician


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Land Surveying, Microsoft Word, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include AutoDesk. Most people familiar with Autocad Civil 3D also know AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineering Technician

Pay by Experience for a Civil Engineering Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Civil Engineering Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 166 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Civil Engineering Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Civil Engineering Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 113 salaries. A Civil Engineering Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 81 salaries.

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Key Stats for Civil Engineering Technician

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Civil Engineering Technician Salaries

▲16%

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$48,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Technician Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 15%
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