Civil Engineering Technician Salary

The average Civil Engineering Technician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $19.87 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. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the vast majority of Civil Engineering Technicians (86 percent) who took the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,417 - $74,388
$35K
$51K
$74K
MEDIAN: $50,722
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$13.95 - $27.52
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MEDIAN: $19.87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,417 - $74,388  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,010  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $14,544  
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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$32,674 - $68,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.95 - $27.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$20.58 - $41.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $14,544  
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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$32,674 - $68,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 259

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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Construction Project Manager, where median compensation is $70K annually. Civil Engineering Technicians moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Civil Engineers or Civil Engineers in Training. The median paychecks in those roles are $13K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Civil Engineering Technician


Civil Engineering Technicians seem to wield many skills on the job. 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 8 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Civil Engineering Technician Salaries

▲16%

▲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 63 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 15%
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