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The average pay for a Civil Engineer is $63,223 per year.

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$55,349 - $74,497
MEDIAN: $63,223

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Salary $55,349 - $74,497
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$56,042 - $74,497
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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.


Civil Engineer 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.

Civil Engineer Job Listings

The Atkins Group Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Civil Engineer at CH2M Hill?

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

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

Civil Engineer in Minneapolis:
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.

Key Stats for Civil Engineer


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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
vision benefits
Vision: 100%
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