Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering Salary

Civil Engineering Staff Engineers in the United States take home an average $59K per year. Total cash compensation to Civil Engineering Staff Engineers varies from $45K to $83K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K each. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 87 percent of Civil Engineering Staff Engineers are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,647 - $80,493
$45K
$59K
$80K
MEDIAN: $58,915
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50%
90%

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$20.90 - $32.26
$21
$26
$32
MEDIAN: $25.99
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$44,647 - $80,493  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $4,991  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $4,932  
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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$44,927 - $82,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$20.90 - $32.26  
   
Overtime
$26.04 - $60.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $4,991  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $4,932  
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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$44,927 - $82,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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.

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While Civil Engineering Staff Engineers do not often become Senior Civil Engineers, the job pays $89K per year on average. Civil Engineering Staff Engineers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Civil Engineers or Project Engineers. The median paychecks in those roles are $3K higher and $9K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering


Survey results suggest that Civil Engineering Staff Engineers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Geographic Information Systems, Project Management, Microstation, and Autocad Civil 3D are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Engineering Design also know 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: $57,890

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Civil Engineering Staff Engineers, 17 percent higher than 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 (+4 percent). Civil Engineering Staff Engineers in Atlanta make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers in Salt Lake City and San Diego also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%
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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 12 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 9%