Civil Engineering Technician Salary

For Civil Engineering Technicians, hourly average wages total $19.82 per hour. Total incomes of Civil Engineering Technicians incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $3K from bonuses and close to $6K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $31K and $66K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Civil Engineering Technicians (88 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, Civil Engineering Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$32,264 - $65,782
(Median)
$32K
$50K
$66K
MEDIAN: $50,029
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$13.97 - $28.59
(Median)
$14
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,264 - $65,782  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,085  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,502  
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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$31,030 - $66,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.97 - $28.59  
   
Overtime
$21.41 - $43.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,085  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,502  
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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$31,030 - $66,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 289
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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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Civil Engineering Technician


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Civil Engineering Technicians do not often transition into Construction Project Manager roles. The role averages $70K per year. When Civil Engineering Technicians are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Civil Engineers or Civil Engineers in Training. Those roles pay an additional $13K and $4K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Civil Engineering Technician


Survey takers working as Civil Engineering Technicians report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microstation, Engineering Design, Microsoft Word, and Autocad Civil 3D are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in AutoCAD tend to be well versed in Microsoft Excel and Autocad Civil 3D.

Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineering Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Civil Engineering Technicians who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker earns $39K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $45K. Civil Engineering Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $59K.

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Experience Affects Civil Engineering Technician Salaries



National Average
$47,000



Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Technician Salaries


Engineering Design
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Autocad Civil 3D
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Land Surveying
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Microsoft Excel
0%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
0%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$47,000

AutoCAD
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AutoDesk
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 13%
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