$67,424
Avg. Salary
$32.31
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,750

Bonus

$2,035

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Civil Engineer, Road / Highway is $32.31 per hour.

The average pay for a Civil Engineer, Road / Highway is $67,424 per year.

10%
$19.58
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$32.31
50%
$44.65
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MEDIAN $32.31
10%
$52k
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50%
$100k
90%
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MEDIAN $67,424
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MEDIAN: $67,424
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$19.58 - $44.65
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$0$99K
Salary $52,395 - $99,567
Bonus $296 - $8,018
Profit Sharing $148 - $9,123
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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$49,919 - $99,767
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 369
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $19.58 - $44.65
Overtime $26.92 - $48.29
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $296 - $8,018
Profit Sharing $148 - $9,123
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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$49,919 - $99,767
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 118

Job Description

Civil engineers who specialize in roads and highways help ensure safe, efficient transportation on roads and highways. They apply their skills in engineering, design, and planning to survey sites for new roads, make plans for new roads, and design maintenance schemes to make sure that roads remain usable. This position also involves planning for bridges, tunnels, and ramps, as well as making sure that these pathways are safe (such as through rails, warning signs, and appropriate speed limits). This position generally takes place in an office setting during regular business hours, although overtime and travel to work sites may be required.

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Road & Highway Civil Engineers who move on to become Senior Civil Engineers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Senior Civil Engineers get paid an average of $89K per year.

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Popular Skills


Road & Highway Civil Engineers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d, Bentley InRoad Software Suite, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like AutoCAD, Construction Estimating, and Autocad Civil 3D. Those educated in Engineering Design tend to be well versed in Microsoft Excel and Project Management. Skill sets containing Microstation also tend to include InRoads and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Civil Engineer, Road / Highway has a positive trend. An entry-level Civil Engineer, Road / Highway with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 127 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Civil Engineer, Road / Highway with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 109 salaries. An experienced Civil Engineer, Road / Highway which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 46 salaries. A Civil Engineer, Road / Highway with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 33 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

15%

14%

2%

National Average: $68,678

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

Road & Highway Civil Engineers will find that Orlando offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 18 percent. Road & Highway Civil Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+15 percent), Tampa (+13 percent), Boston (+5 percent), and New York (+4 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Miami. Employers also pay below the national average in Pittsburgh (11 percent lower) and Columbus (5 percent lower).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Civil Engineer, Road / Highway?

Civil Engineer, Road / Highway in Fort Lauderdale:
"Fun and relaxing."
Pros: the beach
Cons: living expenses

Civil Engineer, Road / Highway in Lee's Summit:
Pros: Requires technical skills, opportunities for cross training, helpful people, schedule flexibility, stress level.
Cons: Monotonous projects, long timelines, no variety, corporate culture.

Civil Engineer, Road / Highway in Marlton:
Be willing to learn and work long hours when needed.

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Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲37%

▲28%

▲8%

National Average
$69,000

▼11%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 4%