Civil Engineering Technician Hourly Rate

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 49 Civil Engineering Technician votes.
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National Pay Data
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $27.12  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$20.62 - $40.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,907  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $5,800  
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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$32,572 - $68,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 14 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 363

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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.

These technicians handle a great deal of work for which civil engineers do not have time, and strong analytical and problem-solving skills are important in this position. An aptitude for information technology is also important. They often work in teams; the main civil engineer is at the top and delegates tasks and duties to technicians. These technicians also interact with architects and construction workers who are employed at the work-sites.

Applicants for this position should have some sort of background in engineering. A bachelor’s degree is highly beneficial, though not required, and some companies may prefer those who have at least a few years of experience in an engineering position. Working knowledge of relevant computer programs, such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and PDS, is also important.

Civil engineering technicians generally work Monday through Friday during traditional business hours. However, some may have to work on nights or weekends depending on the employer or particular project at hand. These technicians often work outside, so applicants should expect to work in all types of weather conditions.
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.

Key Stats

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %
Hourly Rate
$16 - $25
Hourly Rate
$13 - $24

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
21%
I&S Group
$20
City of Fond Du Lac
$24

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