Civil Engineering Technician Salary

The average Civil Engineering Technician in the United States earns approximately $19.77 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $3K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Civil Engineering Technicians spread between $31K and $66K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority (88 percent) of Civil Engineering Technicians who answered the questionnaire are male. Most Civil Engineering Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$32,264 - $65,782
(Median)
$32K
$50K
$66K
MEDIAN: $50,005
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$13.97 - $28.59
(Median)
$14
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,264 - $65,782  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
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: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.97 - $28.59  
   
Overtime
$21.37 - $43.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
   
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: 20 Jun 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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It's not very common for Civil Engineering Technicians to move on to become Construction Project Managers. Average pay for a Construction Project Manager is $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 seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Microstation, Engineering Design, Microsoft Word, and Autocad Civil 3D are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know AutoCAD also know 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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $39K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $45K. Civil Engineering Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income 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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Autocad Civil 3D
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Microsoft Office
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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 90 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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