Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Salary

Average Road & Highway Civil Engineers in the United States make around $68K per year. With some bonuses approaching $8K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $9K, overall incomes of Road & Highway Civil Engineers spread between $49K and $101K depending on individual performance. While the particular city and the specific company impact pay for this group, career length is the most influential factor. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most Road & Highway Civil Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Road & Highway Civil Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 84 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,373 - $99,558
$51K
$68K
$100K
MEDIAN: $67,934
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$18.40 - $47.02
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$31
$47
MEDIAN: $31.41
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$0$101K
Salary $51,373 - $99,558
Bonus $386.30 - $9,678
Profit Sharing $147.95 - $9,123
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$48,946 - $101,436
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 206
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $18.40 - $47.02
Overtime $27.27 - $48.55
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $386.30 - $9,678
Profit Sharing $147.95 - $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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$48,946 - $101,436
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 63

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Job Description for Civil Engineer, Road / Highway

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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Civil Engineer, Road / Highway 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.

Common Career Paths for Civil Engineer, Road / Highway


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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.

Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Civil Engineer, Road / Highway


Parsons Corporation offers the best pay with a median salary of $75K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $70K and maxing out at just $85K.

Popular Skills for Civil Engineer, Road / Highway


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 for Civil Engineer, Road / Highway

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

National Average: $69,065

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).

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Key Stats for Civil Engineer, Road / Highway

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Salaries

▲36%

▲27%

▲8%

National Average
$69,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Civil Engineer, Road / Highway Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 5%
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