Average Geotechnical Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Geotechnical Engineer is $65,976.
MEDIAN $65,976
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$50k - $92k
$488 - $7k
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$150 - $7k
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$49k - $93k

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Job Description for Geotechnical Engineer

Geotechnical Engineer Tasks
  • Coordination of drilling and sampling of soil borings and supervision of laboratory testing.
  • Perform engineering analyses including foundation capacities, slope stability and settlements, etc.
  • Evaluate test data and develop design parameters.
The top respondents for the job title Geotechnical Engineer are from the companies Aecom Corporation, Terracon Consultants, Inc. and Terracon. Reported salaries are highest at Jacobs Engineering Group Inc where the average pay is $95,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include CH2M Hill and Aecom Corporation, earning around $80,931 and $71,743, respectively. Terracon pays the lowest at around $60,795. Terracon Consultants, Inc. and HDR, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $61,042 and $70,865, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Geotechnical Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Autodesk AutoCAD and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Geotechnical Engineer

An entry-level Geotechnical Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $58,943 based on 284 salaries. An early career Geotechnical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,822 based on 583 salaries. A mid-career Geotechnical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,951 based on 289 salaries. An experienced Geotechnical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,778 based on 143 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $96,738.
Employees with Geotechnical Engineer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 6.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (5.2% more) and Dallas, Texas (4.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (9.1% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (2.8% less).

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