Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineer Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers is around $55K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers approaches anywhere from $44K on the lower end to $69K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $6K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Male Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,710 - $65,858
$44K
$55K
$66K
MEDIAN: $55,239
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$19.84 - $30.43
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MEDIAN: $24.89
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$43,710 - $65,858  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,182  
Profit Sharing
$64.00 - $5,000  
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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$43,719 - $68,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$19.84 - $30.43  
   
Overtime
$24.56 - $38.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,182  
   
Profit Sharing
$64.00 - $5,000  
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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$43,719 - $68,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,628

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For Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 13 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+11 percent), Dallas (+7 percent), Austin (+6 percent), and San Francisco (+4 percent). The lowest-paying market is Minneapolis, which sits 3 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Graduate Civil Engineer

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
32%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
5%
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Skills That Affect Graduate Civil Engineer Salaries

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▲9%

Project Management
▲4%

Design
▲3%

Engineering Design
▲2%

autodesk autocad
▲1%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼0%

National Average
$56,000

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%

Microsoft Word
▼2%

AutoCAD
▼4%

Microsoft Office
▼4%

Microstation
▼4%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼4%

Autocad Civil 3D
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 7%