Civil Engineering Technician Salary

Pay for Civil Engineering Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $20.37 per hour. Cash earnings for Civil Engineering Technicians — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing — stretch from around $33K to approximately $68K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The vast majority (85 percent) of Civil Engineering Technicians who answered the questionnaire are male. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Most Civil Engineering Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,710 - $73,235
$35K
$51K
$73K
MEDIAN: $50,842
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50%
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$14.01 - $28.02
$14
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $20.37
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$0$73K
Salary $34,710 - $73,235
Bonus $0.00 - $5,000
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $14,795
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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$32,854 - $68,379
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 140
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $14.01 - $28.02
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $19.83 - $41.24
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,000
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $14,795
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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$32,854 - $68,379
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 265

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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Construction Project Manager. The average Construction Project Manager brings home $70K per year. The most common next step for a Civil Engineering Technician is to become a Civil Engineer or a Civil Engineer in Training. The former position pays an additional $13K per year on average, and the latter position pays $4K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Civil Engineering Technician


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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 pay less than market rate include AutoDesk. Those proficient in Autocad Civil 3D are, more often than not, also skilled in 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
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Civil Engineering Technician Salaries

▲15%

▲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 71 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 17%
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