The average pay for a Civil Engineer is $57,500 per year.

$24,417 - $70,750
MEDIAN: $52,471

Job Description for Civil Engineer

Most of the time, civil engineers design, plan, and/or manage construction projects. Their job ranges from small-scale projects, such as building or bridge repairs, to very large-scale, such as building large stadiums. Civil engineers may work in many sectors, such as structural, environmental, and transportation.


Civil Engineer Tasks

  • Researches and analyzes maps, blueprints, photos, charts, and other data to plan projects.
  • Gathers information to prepare and present reports on project topics.
  • Manages and directs staff at project site.
  • Performs engineering duties; plan, design and oversee the construction and maintenance of buildings, bridges, and other structures.

Civil Engineer Pay By Employer



CH2M Hill
60 profiles

HDR, Inc.
59 profiles




Black and Veatch
36 profiles


HNTB Corporation
35 profiles


Civil Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,850

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Civil Engineer

1-4 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 60%