Average Salary for Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company Employees

An average Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company employee can expect to make $77K annually. At Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is geography — it impacts salary more than anything else — though how long you've been working factors into the equation as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company Median Salary by Years Experience


1-4 years
3 profiles

5-9 years
3 profiles

10-19 years
3 profiles

United States (change)

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10
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About This Company

Oak Brook, Illinois 60523


Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company

Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

Average pay is about $72K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $70K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (43 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of around $86K per year.


Residents of Chicago, Ill. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $102K annually; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Oak Brook, Ill. ($61K) and Jacksonville, Fla. ($60K). Across Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Illinois earn the most, taking home around $78K per year.


The highest average salaries go to Senior Buyers who bring in close to $69K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) — these employees rake in $94K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $104K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Office; over a third consider it a key competency. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Excel, Autodesk AutoCAD, and Procurement.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a solid majority of respondents, and a fair number of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other perks are a company cell phone, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and 401(a).

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Key Stats for Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company


25 %
75 %
$47,500 - $101,703

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Popular Locations for Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company

  1. Oak Brook, Illinois
  2. Chicago, Illinois
  3. Jacksonville, Florida

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