Average Geotechnical Engineer Salary

$66,746
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,496
Bonus
$2,457
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The average salary for a Geotechnical Engineer is $66,746.
10%
$52k
MEDIAN
$67k
90%
$93k
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What Do Geotechnical Engineers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Geotechnical Engineer

3.9 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Geotechnical Engineer are from the companies Terracon Consultants, Inc., Terracon and Aecom Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Haley & Aldrich, Inc. where the average pay is $87,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include WSP Global Inc. and Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., earning around $86,000 and $76,184, respectively. Terracon Consultants, Inc. pays the lowest at around $63,378. Stantec Consulting Ltd. and Terracon also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $63,875 and $64,547, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Geotechnical Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Geotechnical Engineers?

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 $59,992 based on 144 salaries. An early career Geotechnical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,950 based on 589 salaries. A mid-career Geotechnical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,909 based on 281 salaries. An experienced Geotechnical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,332 based on 123 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $98,760.
Employees with Geotechnical Engineer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 7.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5.9% more) and Seattle, Washington (5.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (10.9% less) and Nashville, Tennessee (5.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,184 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.2%
Early Career
49.7%
Mid Career
23.7%
Experienced
10.4%
Late Career
4.0%

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