Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers can expect to earn an average of $52K per year. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers — including $5K in bonuses and $4K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $41K to $65K depending on individual performance. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers are male. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,832 - $64,669
(Median)
$42K
$52K
$65K
MEDIAN: $52,121
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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 - $4,515  
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: 2 Jul 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 - $4,515  
   
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: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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Pay Difference by Location


New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers, 17 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Graduate Civil Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+17 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
0%

National Average
$52,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 2%

Microstation
up arrow 2%

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

Project Management
up arrow 4%

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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