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Civil Engineering Technician Salary

Median pay for Civil Engineering Technicians in the United States is around $19.83 per hour. Total cash earnings of Civil Engineering Technicians range from $31K on the low end to $67K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $3K and $6K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Civil Engineering Technicians is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. There are far more male Civil Engineering Technicians survey respondents than women, making up 88 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,159 - $66,132
(Median)
$32K
$50K
$66K
MEDIAN: $49,876
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90%

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$13.66 - $28.64
(Median)
$14
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,159 - $66,132  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
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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$30,615 - $66,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 186
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.66 - $28.64  
   
Overtime
$19.96 - $43.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
   
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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$30,615 - $66,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 292

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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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Civil Engineering Technicians do not often transition into Construction Project Manager roles. The role averages $70K per year. Typical career progression for a Civil Engineering Technician involves becoming a Civil Engineer or a Civil Engineer in Training, roles that pay $13K more and $4K more on average.

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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 Microstation, Microsoft Word, Autocad Civil 3D, and Engineering Design 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Civil Engineering Technicians. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $39K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $45K on average. Civil Engineering Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median 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
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

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

Land Surveying
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$47,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

AutoDesk
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 13%
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