Average Civil Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Civil Engineer is $65,433.
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The top respondents for the job title Civil Engineer are from the companies Aecom Corporation, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc and HDR, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at CH2M Hill where the average pay is $76,313. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Jacobs Engineering Group Inc and Parsons Corporation, earning around $73,054 and $71,916, respectively. Michael Baker Corporation pays the lowest at around $62,178. Aecom Corporation and HDR, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $66,885 and $68,982, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Civil Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D and Autodesk AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineer

An entry-level Civil Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $56,066 based on 1,863 salaries. An early career Civil Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,931 based on 7,246 salaries. A mid-career Civil Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,670 based on 3,564 salaries. An experienced Civil Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,268 based on 2,338 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $95,713.
Employees with Civil Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 11.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (4.8% more) and New York, New York (4.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (2.8% less).

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