Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Geotechnical Engineer is $53,981
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Geotechnical Engineers?
An early career Geotechnical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $53,620 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Geotechnical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,837 based on 6 salaries.
What Do Geotechnical Engineers Do?
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
- 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.