$59,400
Avg. Salary
$26.34
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,973

Bonus

$1,950

Profit Sharing

$0.00

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Civil Engineer is $26.34 per hour.

The median Civil Engineer has a base pay of $59,400. Salaries generally range from $47k to $77k. The median bonus is $1,973. Skills that can affect salary include Engineering Design, autodesk autocad, Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Project Management, Construction Estimating, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Windows Operating System General Use, Autodesk Software, Bentley InRoad Software Suite, AutoDesk, Matlab, ArcGIS.
$18.26
10%
$26.34
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$33.49
90%
MEDIAN $26.34
$47k
10%
$59k
50%
$77k
90%
MEDIAN $59,400
$46,866 - $77,211
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$59K
$77K
MEDIAN: $59,400
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$18.26 - $33.49
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$0$78K
Salary $46,866 - $77,211
Bonus $304 - $6,749
Profit Sharing $124 - $7,266
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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$45,938 - $78,637
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 8,635
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $18.26 - $33.49
Hourly Tips $0.20
Overtime $23.51 - $46.72
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $304 - $6,749
Commission $0.00
Profit Sharing $124 - $7,266
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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$45,938 - $78,637
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,118

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
  • Manages and directs staff at project site.
  • Performs engineering duties; plan, design and oversee the construction and maintenance of buildings, bridges, and other structures.
  • Researches and analyzes maps, blueprints, photos, charts, and other data to plan projects.
  • Gathers information to prepare and present reports on project topics.

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.

Civil Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,947

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.

Key Stats for Civil Engineer

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1300 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
14%

Skills That Affect Civil Engineer Salaries


▲1%




National Average
$60,000


autodesk autocad
▼2%

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼2%

Microsoft Word
▼2%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼2%

Matlab
▼2%


▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1300 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 9%