Civil Engineering Technician Salary

Median pay for Civil Engineering Technicians in the United States is around $19.81 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 is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Civil Engineering Technicians who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,326 - $65,948

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$13.89 - $28.38

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,326 - $65,948  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,030  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $5,551  
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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$30,985 - $65,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.89 - $28.38  
   
Overtime
$21.19 - $42.65  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,030  
   
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $5,551  
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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$30,985 - $65,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 284
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Civil Engineering Technicians move into roles as Construction Project Managers, where pay is an average $70K per year. Civil Engineering Technicians typically move into roles as Civil Engineers or Civil Engineers in Training, and those positions pay $13K more and $4K more, 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, facility with Project Management and Microstation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Most people familiar with 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $39K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $45K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $50K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $58K.

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Experience Affects Civil Engineering Technician Salaries



National Average
$47,000



Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Technician Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 27%


Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Autocad Civil 3D
0%

Land Surveying
0%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$47,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 1%

AutoDesk
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 13%
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