The average salary for a Geotechnical Engineer is $64,549 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$47,850 - $86,809
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$48K
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MEDIAN: $64,548
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$17.00 - $39.69
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$47,850 - $86,809  
   
Bonus
$15.00 - $7,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,013  
Total Pay (?
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$47,438 - $88,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 523
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$17.00 - $39.69  
   
Overtime
$23.18 - $44.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$15.00 - $7,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,013  
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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$47,438 - $88,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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Job Description for Geotechnical Engineer

Geotechnical engineers monitor drilling operations, take and analyze soil samples, and classify soil and rocks. They typically work outdoors with colleagues that help them collect data and samples. The engineers then pass their samples and data to a field supervisor, who will approve their work or send them back into the field for further research. The work is both physical and mental, as the engineer is required to go out in the field to collect samples and analyze them as well. They typically work during the day, when sunlight is plentiful. Critical skills in this position include an understanding of geoscience data acquisition procedures.

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Geotechnical Engineer Tasks

  • Evaluate test data and develop design parameters.
  • Perform engineering analyses including foundation capacities, slope stability and settlements, etc.
  • Coordination of drilling and sampling of soil borings and supervision of laboratory testing.

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Pay by Experience Level for Geotechnical Engineer

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,919

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Experience Affects Geotechnical Engineer Salaries




National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Geotechnical Engineer Salaries


Engineering Design
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National Average
$65,000

Construction Site Inspection
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Project
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AutoDesk
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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