The average salary for a Geotechnical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $63,871.
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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.
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Popular Skills for Geotechnical Engineer
Skills in Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office and Autodesk AutoCAD.
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Employees with Geotechnical Engineer in their job title in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania earn an average of 14.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (10.3% more) and New York, New York (9.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (7.7% less) and Nashville, Tennessee (5.1% less).
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