Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineer Salary

Average Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers make around $53K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $41K and $67K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $4K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 81 percent to be exact. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,944 - $65,054
(Median)
$42K
$53K
$65K
MEDIAN: $53,434
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90%

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$15.30 - $29.93
(Median)
$15
$23
$30
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$41,944 - $65,054  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,073  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $3,606  
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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$41,103 - $66,835  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 299
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.30 - $29.93  
   
Overtime
$20.55 - $38.48  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,073  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $3,606  
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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$41,103 - $66,835  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,169

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For Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+13 percent) and Austin (+13 percent). With compensation 3 percent below the national average, Minneapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Skills That Affect Graduate Civil Engineer Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Design
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Engineering Design
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AutoCAD
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$53,000

Microsoft Office
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Microstation
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Autocad Civil 3D
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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