$65,705
Avg. Salary
$27.82
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,079

Bonus

$2,039

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Geotechnical Engineer is $27.82 per hour.

The average pay for a Geotechnical Engineer is $65,705 per year.

$17.24
10%
$27.82
50%
$41.12
90%
MEDIAN $27.82
$50k
10%
$66k
50%
$91k
90%
MEDIAN $65,705
$49,855 - $90,908
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MEDIAN: $65,705
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$0$92K
Salary $49,855 - $90,908
Bonus $307 - $7,262
Profit Sharing $200 - $6,367
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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$48,997 - $92,874
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,041
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $17.24 - $41.12
Overtime $23.41 - $46.00
Annual Data $0$92K
Bonus $307 - $7,262
Profit Sharing $200 - $6,367
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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$48,997 - $92,874
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 180

Job Description for Geotechnical Engineer

Geotechnical engineers monitor drilling operations, take and analyze soil samples, and classify soil and rocks. They typically work outdoors with colleagues that help them collect data and samples. The engineers then pass their samples and data to a field supervisor, who will approve their work or send them back into the field for further research. The work is both physical and mental, as the engineer is required to go out in the field to collect samples and analyze them as well. They typically work during the day, when sunlight is plentiful. Critical skills in this position include an understanding of geoscience data acquisition procedures.

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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.

Geotechnical Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$110K

$60,000

$71,318

Terracon
16 profiles
$59,412

CH2M Hill
14 profiles
$81,873

Geodesign, Inc.
6 profiles
$61,594

$61,100

Geotechnical Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Geotechnical Engineer


Geotechnical Engineers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Engineering Design, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Visual Basic, AutoDesk, and AutoCAD. People who know Microsoft Office usually also know Microsoft Excel. Most people who know Engineering Design also know Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Geotechnical Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Geotechnical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Geotechnical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 426 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Geotechnical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 195 salaries. An experienced Geotechnical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 86 salaries. A Geotechnical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 27 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

13%

9%

3%

-3%

-17%

-20%

National Average: $66,200

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

For Geotechnical Engineers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 14 percent above the national average. Geotechnical Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+11 percent), Washington (+7 percent), Portland (+6 percent), and Los Angeles (+5 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 19 percent south of the national average, can be found in Atlanta. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include St. Louis (16 percent lower) and Philadelphia (7 percent lower).

Geotechnical Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Geotechnical Engineer?

Geotechnical Engineer in Denver:
"Tough."
Pros: The city
Cons: Cost of Living

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Key Stats for Geotechnical Engineer

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 163 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Geotechnical Engineer Salaries

▲48%

▲26%

▲11%

National Average
$66,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Geotechnical Engineer Salaries



National Average
$66,000






▼6%


▼8%

▼10%

AutoDesk
▼12%

Visual Basic (VB)
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 163 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 7%