Average Entry-Level Civil Engineer Salary

$56,858
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,937
Bonus
$5,250
Commission
$1,925
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Civil Engineer is $56,858.
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$46k
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$57k
90%
$68k
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$46k - $68k
Bonus
$256 - $6k
Profit Sharing
$202 - $6k
Commission
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$43k - $69k
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Job Description for Civil Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Civil Engineer are from the companies Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd., Kimley-Horn and Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Jacobs Engineering Group Inc where the average pay is $66,216. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. and Kimley-Horn, earning around $62,211 and $61,061, respectively. Tower Engineering pays the lowest at around $49,920. Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. and Aecom Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $56,204 and $58,164, 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, Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D, Microsoft Excel and Autodesk AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineer

An early career Civil Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,548 based on 6,929 salaries. A mid-career Civil Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,557 based on 3,491 salaries. An experienced Civil Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,715 based on 2,186 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $96,700.
Employees with Civil Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 6.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (5.6% more) and Houston, Texas (5.5% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 13,816 survey responses.
Early Career
50.2%
Mid Career
25.3%
Experienced
15.8%
Late Career
8.8%