Sr. Geotechnical Engineer Salary (United States)

A Sr. Geotechnical Engineer earns an average salary of $85,365 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Sr. Geotechnical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$65,666 - $109,565
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $85,365
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Sr. Geotechnical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$27.00 - $67.50
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MEDIAN: $42.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,666 - $109,565  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,967  
Profit Sharing
$627 - $5,166  
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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$66,278 - $115,193  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 164
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$27.00 - $67.50  
   
Overtime
$26.91 - $79.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,967  
   
Profit Sharing
$627 - $5,166  
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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$66,278 - $115,193  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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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
  • 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.
  • Analyze earthquake response, soil, laboratory testing results, data reports and baseline reports.
  • Manage and lead investigations, analysis, design, and construction support for geotechnical, water resources, and mining projects.
  • Prepare and review technical reports.

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Experience Affects Sr. Geotechnical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$88,000
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Skills That Affect Sr. Geotechnical Engineer Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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$88,000
Engineering Design
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Project Management
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AutoCAD
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Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
59%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 6%
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