Entry-Level Civil Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Civil Engineers can expect to earn an average of $59K annually. Cash earnings of Entry-Level Civil Engineers can occasionally include $6K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $45K to almost $76K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Civil Engineers is high. Making up 79 percent of those who took the survey, male Entry-Level Civil Engineers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$46,010 - $75,318
$46K
$59K
$75K
MEDIAN: $58,753
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90%

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$18.10 - $33.23
$18
$26
$33
MEDIAN: $25.93
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$0$77K
Salary $46,010 - $75,318
Bonus $204.26 - $6,673
Profit Sharing $19.87 - $6,270
Commission $0.00
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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$45,049 - $77,044
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,715
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $18.10 - $33.23
Hourly Tips $0.13
Overtime $23.52 - $46.09
Annual Data $0$77K
Bonus $204.26 - $6,673
Commission $0.00
Profit Sharing $19.87 - $6,270
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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$45,049 - $77,044
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,201

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Civil Engineer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Civil Engineer


Aecom Corporation, Parsons Corporation, Aecom Technology Group, Inc., Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc., and CH2M Hill are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Entry-Level Civil Engineers. Pay for Entry-Level Civil Engineers is best at Black and Veatch, which offers a median salary of $71K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $56K to $81K. Also paying near the top of the field are Parsons Brinkerhoff at $67K, Parsons Corporation at $66K, and CH2M Hill, where Entry-Level Civil Engineers annually earn $65K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $50K to just $71K — but Aecom Corporation offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $60K. Arcadis, Inc., HDR, Inc., and Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $60K, $61K, and $61K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,250

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

With a pay rate for Entry-Level Civil Engineers that is 16 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Civil Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+13 percent), Washington (+13 percent), San Diego (+9 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). In Orlando, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Civil Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Civil Engineer in Panama City:
"Leading florida engineering group."
Plan to work 45+ week, 40 for work, 5 to learn.

Civil Engineer in Albany:
"Learn a trade!"
Honestly, I don't know! Likely advice for the Upstate NY area would be to move to a more "hopping" area while you are young. If you are looking for advice prior to college: Learn a trade, join a union, save your money (don't waste it early on!), no credit cards. By the time your four years are up as an apprentice (you are, of course, getting paid during that time as well) you will be making as much as I am and you won't be starting with over $1,000 per month in student loans that will last into your 40's. I hope this helps!

Civil Engineer in Salt Lake City:
"That it was tedious and boring."
Study hard while in school and do very well in classes.

Civil Engineer in Richmond:
"Be energetic, innovative, and willing to learn."
Real world job experience is much more valuable than college academics.

Civil Engineer in Fort Worth:
"Use Your Words."
Ask, ask, ask: Ask your questions; people are naturally helpful and want to share their years of experience. Ask for work; don't spend downtime playing fantasy football, you won't learn anything and you won't be asked to return. Ask for help; we're all human.

Civil Engineer in Seattle:
"Definition of Environmental Engineering."
A Lot of envirnmental engineering jobs are traditional water management, such as potable water/ purification or waste water management. Research the industry in more depth before commiting to a major or specialization in an industry.

Civil Engineer in Seattle:
Consider a state DOT sponsored Engineer-In-Training program that allows you the opportunity to try out various assignments in different departments. This helped me decide which area of expertise I wanted to focus on.

Key Stats for Civil Engineer

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 675 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Civil Engineer Salaries





▲1%


National Average
$59,000

autodesk autocad
▼1%


Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼1%


Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼1%


Microstation
▼2%

AutoDesk
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 675 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 9%
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