Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering Salary

Civil Engineering Staff Engineers in the United States take home an average $60K per year. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,109 - $82,094
$46K
$60K
$82K
MEDIAN: $59,721
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50%
90%

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$21.25 - $42.38
$21
$25
$42
MEDIAN: $25.44
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$0$84K
Salary $46,109 - $82,094
Bonus $0.00 - $5,000
Profit Sharing $3,600
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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$45,913 - $84,170
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 59
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $21.25 - $42.38
Overtime $39.00
Annual Data $0$84K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,000
Profit Sharing $3,600
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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$45,913 - $84,170
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

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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.

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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


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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

National Average: $57,995

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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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Key Stats for Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering Salaries

▲31%

Late-Career
▲28%

▲24%

National Average
$58,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▲2%


National Average
$58,000


Microstation
▼1%



▼3%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 5%
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