Median pay for Civil Engineering Technicians in the United States is around $20.17 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 $4K from profit sharing. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than half. The majority of Civil Engineering Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Civil Engineering Technicians (85 percent) who took the survey. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,791 - $75,036
$37K
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$75K
MEDIAN: $50,854
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$14.29 - $26.97
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MEDIAN: $20.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,791 - $75,036  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $3,575  
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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$33,313 - $67,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.29 - $26.97  
   
Overtime
$21.55 - $39.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $3,575  
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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$33,313 - $67,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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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For Civil Engineering Technicians, progressing to a Construction Project Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Construction Project Manager can earn $70K annually. Civil Engineering Technicians most often move into positions as Civil Engineers or Civil Engineers in Training; those groups report median salaries that are $13K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Civil Engineering Technician


Civil Engineering Technicians report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Land Surveying, Microsoft Word, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoDesk and Autodesk Software. Most people who know Autocad Civil 3D also know AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineering Technician

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


Civil Engineering Technicians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $43K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $48K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Civil Engineering Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Civil Engineering Technician generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $55K.

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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 53 votes.
034
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Civil Engineering Technician Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Technician Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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