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Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers can expect to earn an average of $52K annually. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers runs from $40K to $64K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Most Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The vast majority (82 percent) of Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,040 - $63,842
(Median)
$41K
$52K
$64K
MEDIAN: $51,770
10%
50%
90%

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$15.09 - $29.14
(Median)
$15
$22
$29
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$41,040 - $63,842  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $4,894  
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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$39,998 - $64,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 355
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.09 - $29.14  
   
Overtime
$20.35 - $38.16  
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $4,894  
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).
)
$39,998 - $64,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 14 percent.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineer Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 5%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Engineering Design
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Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$51,000

Microstation
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Autocad Civil 3D
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Project Management
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AutoCAD
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Microsoft Excel
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
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Design
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 11%