Average Civil Engineer Salary

$66,495
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,419
Bonus
$7,015
Commission
$2,255
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The average salary for a Civil Engineer is $66,495.
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$51k
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$66k
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$99k
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What Do Civil Engineers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Civil Engineer

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The top respondents for the job title Civil Engineer are from the companies Aecom Corporation, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc and Stantec. Reported salaries are highest at WSP Global Inc. where the average pay is $73,916. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Jacobs Engineering Group Inc and Stantec, earning around $73,653 and $72,239, respectively. Michael Baker Corporation pays the lowest at around $62,074. Aecom Corporation and HDR, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $67,505 and $67,716, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Civil Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineers?

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 $57,528 based on 1,616 salaries. An early career Civil Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,032 based on 6,323 salaries. A mid-career Civil Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,305 based on 3,240 salaries. An experienced Civil Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,222 based on 1,953 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $97,552.
Employees with Civil Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 9.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (5.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (5.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (1.7% less) and Dallas, Texas (1.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 14,232 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.4%
Early Career
44.4%
Mid Career
22.8%
Experienced
13.7%
Late Career
7.7%