$51,073
Avg. Salary
$20.77
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,179

Bonus

$1,750

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Civil Engineering Technician is $20.77 per hour.

The average pay for a Civil Engineering Technician is $51,073 per year.

10%
$14.43
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$20.77
50%
$29.10
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MEDIAN $20.77
10%
$35k
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$51k
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$75k
90%
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MEDIAN $51,073
$35,145 - $74,662
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MEDIAN: $51,073
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$14.43 - $29.10
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$0$74K
Salary $35,145 - $74,662
Bonus $0.00 - $4,948
Profit Sharing $199 - $14,681
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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$32,484 - $68,678
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 246
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $14.43 - $29.10
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $20.43 - $43.36
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,948
Profit Sharing $199 - $14,681
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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$32,484 - $68,678
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 459

Job Description

Civil engineering technicians are responsible for assisting and providing support to civil engineers who are working on building and construction projects. Their role is generally that of an assistant who performs tasks such as creating plans, surveying sites, and inspecting projects.

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Civil Engineering Technician Tasks
  • Assist with drafting, design, and surveying projects.
  • Estimate costs and identify materials for specific projects.
  • Document construction agreements and progress and report on problems or deviations from plans.
  • Communicate with contractors, particularly about inspections and schedules.

Common Career Paths


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Civil Engineering Technicians' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Construction Project Manager. The average Construction Project Manager brings home $70K per year. The most common next step for a Civil Engineering Technician is to become a Civil Engineer or a Civil Engineer in Training. The former position pays an additional $13K per year on average, and the latter position pays $4K more per year.

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Popular Skills


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Land Surveying, Microsoft Word, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoDesk. Those proficient in Autocad Civil 3D are, more often than not, also skilled in AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Civil Engineering Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Civil Engineering Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 166 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Civil Engineering Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Civil Engineering Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 113 salaries. A Civil Engineering Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 81 salaries.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Civil Engineering Technician?

Civil Engineering Technician in Milwaukee:
"Great pay in compression to cost of living."
Pros:
Cons: Cold

Civil Engineering Technician in Flint:
Pros: It is a low cost of living which makes it work.
Cons: Flint isn't the safest city to work in.

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Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲13%

▲3%

National Average
$49,000

▼2%

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 14%