$64,693
Avg. Salary
$28.67
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,043

Bonus

$2,022

Profit Sharing

$5,555

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Civil Engineer is $28.67 per hour.

The average pay for a Civil Engineer is $64,693 per year.

$19.72
10%
$28.67
50%
$41.32
90%
MEDIAN $28.67
$49k
10%
$65k
50%
$98k
90%
MEDIAN $64,693
$49,038 - $98,318
$49K
$65K
$98K
MEDIAN: $64,693
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$19.72 - $41.32
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MEDIAN: $28.67
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$0$99K
Salary $49,038 - $98,318
Bonus $359 - $9,770
Profit Sharing $101 - $9,860
Commission $0.00 - $15,000
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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$48,586 - $99,598
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 13,646
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $19.72 - $41.32
Hourly Tips $0.20
Overtime $24.41 - $51.73
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $359 - $9,770
Commission $0.00 - $15,000
Profit Sharing $101 - $9,860
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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$48,586 - $99,598
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,075

Job Description for Civil Engineer

Most of the time, civil engineers design, plan, and/or manage construction projects. Their job ranges from small-scale projects, such as building or bridge repairs, to very large-scale, such as building large stadiums. Civil engineers may work in many sectors, such as structural, environmental, and transportation.

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Civil Engineer Tasks
  • Coordinate drafting of an element.
  • Prepare briefing sheets describing technical problems and their solutions.
  • Perform basic design analysis of project elements.
  • Draw design details of civil engineering projects.

Civil Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$118K

Aecom Corporation
111 profiles
$67,528

$72,291

CH2M Hill
55 profiles
$73,731

HDR, Inc.
51 profiles
$66,372

$63,098

$61,986

HNTB Corporation
38 profiles
$77,632

$71,977

Black and Veatch
34 profiles
$71,351

Tetra Tech, Inc.
33 profiles
$64,159

Common Career Paths for Civil Engineer


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Civil Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Civil Engineer

Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Civil Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Civil Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 10,109 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Civil Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 4,524 salaries. An experienced Civil Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 2,889 salaries. A Civil Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 1,337 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,415

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

Civil Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Civil Engineer?

Civil Engineer in Philadelphia:
"Employee owned."
Pros: Flexible schedule; international projects; culture.
Cons: Present cut-backs.

Civil Engineer in Minneapolis:
"Network."
Constantly develop your network of internal and external clients.

Civil Engineer in Minneapolis:
"Network."
Always look for opportunities to build your network of internal and external clients.

Civil Engineer in Anchorage:
"It all leads to management."
Civil engineers are at the center of multi-disciplinary projects. We are often the prime contractor, responsible for ensuring our subcontractors are on track. But even if we aren't, it usually lands to us to ensure consistency among the other disciplines. Surveyors collect real world data of the terrain as it is now. Architects can design their buildings in imaginary air. Mechanical and electrical engineers often stop their design where the conduit leaves the building. It's up the civils to bring all these pieces together. We have to put the building onto the terrain in the real world. We have to make sure there's a water/sewer system to connect to. As engineers, we often like to get lost in the technical details. But success in this field is going to depend on one's ability to coordinate with those other disciplines. An engineer who can confidently call and communicate with other professionals is going to go farther than the engineer who just does their own part.

Civil Engineer in Benton Harbor:
"Company Culture."
Pros: I love the team of people I get to work with. It makes going to work every morning fairly easy that people are pleasant and focused on moving the team forward. I like the opportunities my supervisor gives me; many others do not get the same opportunities at this stage in their careers. I am constantly challenged and taking on additional responsibilities.
Cons: There are a number of employees who I feel are over compensated for their value. Some folks slack off or consistently lose money for the company and are still rewarded. It frustrates me to know these people earn more than me when I can bet I work much harder than they do and oftentimes have more responsibility as well. In many ways the company is "old school". Some of these beliefs I support while others I feel need to change.

Civil Engineer in Washington:
"That Was A Good Experience Working As A Civil Engineer."
Pros: Most of the time I am testing the results of testing materials in quality lab.
Cons: I don't like it if anyone is observing me. Like a cctv camera.

Civil Engineer in Lexington:
"Challenging and rewarding."
Pros: The teamwork involved.
Cons: When the same job drags on forever.

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Key Stats for Civil Engineer

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2242 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Civil Engineer Salaries

▲47%

▲28%

▲11%

National Average
$65,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Civil Engineer Salaries


▲7%




National Average
$65,000

Microsoft Word
▼1%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼1%







▼7%

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2242 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 9%