Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers pull down an average of $53K annually. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers stretch from $41K on the lower end to $67K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K from bonuses and $4K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers is high. Men make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers (81 percent) who took the survey. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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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 (?
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
$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 (?
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$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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Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 14 percent. Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+13 percent) and Austin (+13 percent). In Minneapolis, salaries are 3 percent below the national average and represent 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
up arrow 2%

Autocad Civil 3D
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 4%

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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