The average pay for a Geotechnical Engineer is $27.97 per hour.
The average pay for a Geotechnical Engineer is $65,569 per year.
Job Description for Geotechnical Engineer
Geotechnical engineers monitor drilling operations, take and analyze soil samples, and classify soil and rocks. They typically work outdoors with colleagues that help them collect data and samples. The engineers then pass their samples and data to a field supervisor, who will approve their work or send them back into the field for further research. The work is both physical and mental, as the engineer is required to go out in the field to collect samples and analyze them as well. They typically work during the day, when sunlight is plentiful. Critical skills in this position include an understanding of geoscience data acquisition procedures.Read More...
Geotechnical engineers typically must have at least a bachelor's degree in engineering. People in this position travel a lot, so they typically need a driver's license and a good driving record.Most engineering positions require a Professional Engineer's (PE) certificate or the ability to obtain the certificate; as they move up in the hierarchy of the company, geotechnical engineers typically need further certification and training. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Geotechnical Engineer Tasks
- Coordination of drilling and sampling of soil borings and supervision of laboratory testing.
- Perform engineering analyses including foundation capacities, slope stability and settlements, etc.
- Evaluate test data and develop design parameters.
Geotechnical Engineer Pay By Employer
Terracon Consultants, Inc.
ECS - Mid Atlantic, LLC
Golder Associates Incorporated
URS Corporation Inc.
Professional Service Industries, Inc.