Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers take home an average $55K annually. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers — including $6K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $43K to $69K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers survey respondents are men (78 percent). For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$43,564 - $65,011
(Median)
$44K
$55K
$65K
MEDIAN: $55,066
10%
50%
90%

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$15.15 - $30.61
(Median)
$15
$25
$31
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$43,564 - $65,011  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,411  
Profit Sharing
$997 - $9,635  
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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$42,775 - $68,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 172
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.15 - $30.61  
   
Overtime
$20.39 - $41.11  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,411  
   
Profit Sharing
$997 - $9,635  
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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$42,775 - $68,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,596

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers that is 12 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+6 percent) and Dallas (+6 percent). Minneapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 3 percent below the national average.

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Skills That Affect Graduate Civil Engineer Salaries

Design
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Engineering Design
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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National Average
$56,000

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Project Management
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Microsoft Office
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AutoCAD
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Microstation
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Autocad Civil 3D
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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