Civil Engineering Staff Engineers in the United States take home approximately $58K annually on average. Total incomes of Civil Engineering Staff Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $4K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $45K and $80K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 81 percent of Civil Engineering Staff Engineers are male. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,871 - $76,852
(Median)
$45K
$58K
$77K
MEDIAN: $57,694
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90%

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$20.13 - $33.77
(Median)
$20
$26
$34
MEDIAN: $26.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$44,871 - $76,852  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $5,059  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $4,013  
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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$44,828 - $79,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$20.13 - $33.77  
   
Overtime
$22.69 - $54.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $5,059  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $4,013  
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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$44,828 - $79,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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

  • 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.
  • Lead and recommend new continuous improvement solutions for installations or modifications to improve existing facilities.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering


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Though some Civil Engineering Staff Engineers move into positions like Engineering Project Manager (where the average salary is $89K), this progression is not the norm. Civil Engineers or Project Engineers are common next-step roles for Civil Engineering Staff Engineers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Civil Engineers is $3K higher on average, and it's $10K higher for Project Engineers.

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Popular Skills for Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering Staff Engineers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Geographic Information Systems, Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d, and Microstation 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $56K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $70K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Civil Engineering Staff Engineers make a median salary of $78K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $74K.

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Experience Affects Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 29%


National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering Salaries


Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 3%

Autocad Civil 3D
0%

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
0%

Microstation
0%

National Average
$57,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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