The average salary for a Geotechnical Engineer with Microsoft Office skills is $62,601.
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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 …Read more
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 Terracon, Terracon Consultants, Inc. and Terracon Consultants, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Terracon where the average pay is $59,906. Terracon Consultants, Inc. pays the lowest at around $51,000.
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Popular Skills for Geotechnical Engineer
Construction Site Inspection
Skills in Engineering Design, Project Management, Microsoft Excel, Autodesk AutoCAD and Construction Site Inspection are correlated to pay that is above average.
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 $57,265 based on 49 salaries. An early career Geotechnical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,597 based on 154 salaries. A mid-career Geotechnical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,065 based on 75 salaries. An experienced Geotechnical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,922 based on 26 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $95,714.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Geotechnical Engineer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 13.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (8.6% more) and Denver, Colorado (6.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (6.0% less), Atlanta, Georgia (5.8% less) and St. Louis, Missouri (5.1% less).
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