Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering Salary
|Salary||$46,109 - $82,094|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,000|
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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).)
|$45,913 - $84,170|
|Hourly Rate||$21.25 - $42.38|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,000|
|Total Pay (||$45,913 - $84,170|
Job Description for Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering
Staff engineer in civil engineering are responsible for organizing administrative and engineering tasks in civil engineering projects. One of their main responsibilities include performing civil and structural engineering work based on project requirements. They also use their technical knowledge to actively participate in business meetings and make recommendations based on research, observations, and experience. These engineers must follow strict safety regulations while on site, as well as possess strong analytical skills and pay strong attention to detail for each project.Read More...
Staff engineers also plan and conduct code research and apply it to the tasks assigned to them. They compare design options and document findings, produce detailed civil engineering reports, review technical and civil engineering drawings, and make revisions accordingly. They use a personal computer as one of their main tools to modify sketches and other drawings using computer-aided design (CAD) applications. These staff engineers use spreadsheet and other office software to make budget calculations and proposals as well. Generally, staff engineer in civil engineering report their progress to the senior civil engineer on site or project supervisor.
A bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related field is required for this position. Relevant experience is generally required or preferred as well. Industry and leadership certifications may be beneficial. Staff engineers in civil engineering must have advanced knowledge of civil engineering standards and practices, as well as familiarity with AutoCAD software.
Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering Tasks
- Prepare approvals of the problem solving report plans, schedules and provides coordination and work direction.
- Estimate costs, prepare justifications and complete expenditure requests as required.
- Lead and recommend new continuous improvement solutions for installations or modifications to improve existing facilities.
- Evaluate data as to scope, effect on existing installation, economic value, long range planning and budgetary considerations.
- Formulate the basis for an engineering study or project or design in any basic or special engineering field.
Common Career Paths for Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering Staff Engineers who advance into the role of a Senior Civil Engineer are fairly uncommon. Senior Civil Engineers on average earn $89K per year. Typical career progression for a Civil Engineering Staff Engineer involves becoming a Civil Engineer or a Project Engineer, roles that pay $3K more and $9K more on average.
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Popular Skills for Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering Staff Engineers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Geographic Information Systems, Project Management, Microstation, and Autocad Civil 3D are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel. Those proficient in Engineering Design are, more often than not, also skilled in AutoCAD and Project Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering
Pay by Experience for a Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering has a positive trend. An entry-level Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 112 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 15 salaries. A Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 6 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Civil Engineering Staff Engineers, 16 percent above the national average. Civil Engineering Staff Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+6 percent), Chicago (+6 percent), New York (+4 percent), and Houston (+3 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Atlanta Civil Engineering Staff Engineers earning much less — 21 percent less — than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Salt Lake City and San Diego (15 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).
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