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Graduate Civil Engineer Salary (United States)

A Graduate Civil Engineer earns an average salary of $51,911 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Graduate Civil Engineer Salary (?
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$39,914 - $68,955
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $51,911
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Graduate Civil Engineer Salary (?
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$13.18 - $29.23
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$39,914 - $68,955  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,827  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $2,980  
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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$38,024 - $68,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 463
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.18 - $29.23  
   
Overtime
$13.91 - $40.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,827  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $2,980  
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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$38,024 - $68,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 128
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Job Description for Graduate Civil Engineer

Working for a company as a graduate civil engineer requires not only extensive education and training in the field of civil engineering but also the ability to be highly adaptable to the needs of the employer. It requires having critical thinking skills and the confidence to work independently that require creative solutions to problems that arise. It also demands a strong ability to work others even while being independent. A high level of communication skills and fluency in writing beyond just knowing the scientific terms and formulas that obviously would be required of any civil engineer. The job of a graduate civil engineer is one that calls for many different hats to be worn. Many times the responsibilities will overlap and it requires the ability to be able to handle many duties simultaneously, so multitasking under pressure is a must. Responsibilities can include but are not limited to proposing and testing engineer projects and designs, running software models, analyzing data, writing detailed analysis reports, delegating tasks, and closely supervising all work being produced.
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Graduate Civil Engineer Tasks
  • Collaborate to produce proposals, contracts and designs for clients.
  • Conduct and document site visits, including updates to plans.
  • Write reports, create drawings and visualizations and document specifications.
  • Communicate and update schedules and timelines.

Common Career Paths for Graduate Civil Engineer

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Experience Affects Graduate Civil Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 42%
Mid-Career
up arrow 21%
National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Graduate Civil Engineer Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 7%
Engineering Design
up arrow 6%
Project Management
up arrow 6%
Microstation
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
National Average
$52,000
Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 1%
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 1%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%
AutoCAD
up arrow 3%
Design
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
19%
female alumni
 
Male
81%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 12%