Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineer Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers come in at around $52K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers approaches anywhere from $41K on the lower end to $65K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $4K from profit sharing. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers are male. Most Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,832 - $64,669
(Median)
$42K
$52K
$65K
MEDIAN: $52,039
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50%
90%

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$15.10 - $29.57
(Median)
$15
$23
$30
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
$41,832 - $64,669  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,530  
Profit Sharing
$211.00 - $4,250  
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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$40,767 - $65,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 339
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $29.57  
   
Overtime
$19.95 - $38.43  
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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,530  
   
Profit Sharing
$211.00 - $4,250  
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).
)
$40,767 - $65,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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Pay Difference by Location


Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 18 percent. Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+18 percent) and Houston (+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)
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$52,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Autocad Civil 3D
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Microstation
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 3%

Project Management
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
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Design
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 9%
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