Average Mid-Career Geotechnical Engineer Salary

$72,728
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,511
Bonus
$1,021
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Geotechnical Engineer is $72,728.
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$60k
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$73k
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$94k
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MEDIAN $72,728
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Salary
$60k - $94k
Bonus
$102 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$497 - $10k
Total Pay
$60k - $96k

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Geotechnical Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Geotechnical Engineer are from the companies HDR, Inc., Aecom Corporation and CH2M Hill. Reported salaries are highest at CH2M Hill where the average pay is $83,264. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Aecom Corporation, earning around $76,000. Terracon Consultants, Inc. pays the lowest at around $67,556. HDR, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $70,865.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Geotechnical Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Geotechnical Engineer
Sr. Geotechnical Engineer
Project Engineer
Project Manager, Construction
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Geotechnical Engineer

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

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 $59,092 based on 154 salaries. An early career Geotechnical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,991 based on 599 salaries. An experienced Geotechnical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,590 based on 142 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 Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 30.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Baltimore, Maryland (10.0% more) and Denver, Colorado (8.1% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 946 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.3%
Early Career
63.3%
Experienced
15.0%
Late Career
5.4%