Senior Civil Engineer Salary (United States)

A Senior Civil Engineer earns an average salary of $83,536 per year. A skill in Business Development is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Senior Civil Engineer Total Pay (?
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$63,239 - $114,401
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MEDIAN: $83,536
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Senior Civil Engineer Total Pay (?
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$28.48 - $53.77
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,239 - $114,401  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,908  
Profit Sharing
$625 - $10,131  
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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$64,159 - $119,201  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,757
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$28.48 - $53.77  
   
Overtime
$27.70 - $61.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,908  
   
Profit Sharing
$625 - $10,131  
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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$64,159 - $119,201  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,757
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Job Description for Senior Civil Engineer
A senior civil engineer handles the design, construction, and maintenance of public structures such as dams, bridges, buildings, and roads. It’s their job to ensure that each structure is able to withstand the wear and tear of constant use. Senior civil engineers work primarily in an office setting, although they typically perform on-site inspections to monitor projects' progress and look at potential problems. A senior civil engineer often oversees a team of other engineers and is expected to delegate to, mentor, train, and supervise subordinates. The average work week for a senior civil engineer typically is around 40 to 50 hours; however, unscheduled problems and important deadlines may require the senior civil engineer to have to work nights and weekends.
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Senior Civil Engineer Tasks
  • Conduct field assessments and inspections to plan and execute project goals.
  • Provide expertise for design and structural considerations, as well as evaluating site-specific needs.
  • Manage and advise staff in construction, operations and maintenance projects.
  • Present reports on proposals, new techniques, environmental impacts, right of way, etc.
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Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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Washington
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Chicago
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Sacramento
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Phoenix
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Irvine
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San Diego
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Boston
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National Average
$86,000
New York
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Atlanta
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Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Senior Civil Engineer Salaries

National Average
$86,000

Skills That Affect Senior Civil Engineer Salaries

Environmental Consulting
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Project Management
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Design
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 2%
Construction Estimating
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Engineering Design
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National Average
$86,000
Microsoft Office
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WaterCAD
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Microsoft Word
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Gender
Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
30%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 7%
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