Sr. Geotechnical Engineer Salary

Senior Geotechnical Engineers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up over three-fourths of Senior Geotechnical Engineers. Pay fluctuates from $76K to $130K per year, but expected earnings average $92K per year. Final cash compensation to Senior Geotechnical Engineers varies from around $76K to approximately $130K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $13K and $5K, respectively. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Geotechnical Engineers. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$72,559 - $125,155
$73K
$92K
$130K
MEDIAN: $92,076
10%
50%
90%

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$32.43 - $49.58
$45
MEDIAN: $44.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$72,559 - $125,155  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,723  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $4,500  
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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$76,395 - $129,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$44.63  
   
Overtime
$46.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,723  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $4,500  
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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$76,395 - $129,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for Sr. Geotechnical Engineer

A senior geotechnical engineer is expected to lead, train, manage, and supervise a team of junior engineers, as well as communicate on behalf of the team to other departments such as operations and management. Senior geotechnical engineers must be able to inspect work sites, evaluate the potential risks associated with each site, determine the correct course of action for each project, delegate work to junior engineers as needed to keep the project on time, and train and inform each junior engineer of his or her responsibilities and of any changes to those duties as time passes. Senior geotechnical engineers must keep detailed logs, in writing and on the computer, so that management can monitor the progress of the team during the project. Senior geotechnical engineers are also expected to review the overall progress of each project and to determine ways to improve efficiency and reduce overhead. Finally, they must be ready to implement any requests by management to the best of their ability.

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Sr. Geotechnical Engineer Tasks

  • Manage and lead investigations, analysis, design, and construction support for geotechnical, water resources, and mining projects.
  • Prepare and review technical reports.
  • Analyze earthquake response, soil, laboratory testing results, data reports and baseline reports.
  • Design shallow and deep foundations, earth retaining structures, and slope stability analysis of dams and embankments.
  • Conduct field assignments inspecting earth retaining structures including geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring, and deep foundations, tunnels, shallow foundations and drilled shafts.

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Popular Skills for Sr. Geotechnical Engineer


Survey results imply that Senior Geotechnical Engineers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Project Management, AutoCAD, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like autodesk autocad, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know Engineering Design are also skilled in Microsoft Office.

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Key Stats for Sr. Geotechnical Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
29%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Sr. Geotechnical Engineer Salaries

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
$95,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Sr. Geotechnical Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
▼0%

Project Management
▼0%

AutoCAD
▼0%

National Average
$95,000


Microsoft Word
▼3%

Microsoft Excel
▼4%

autodesk autocad
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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