Average Entry-Level Geotechnical Engineer Salary

$59,092
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,977
Bonus
$4,800
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Geotechnical Engineer is $59,092.
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MEDIAN $59,092
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Salary
$45k - $70k
Bonus
$487 - $6k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $7k
Total Pay
$41k - $71k

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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.

Career Paths

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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 that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Autodesk AutoCAD and Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Geotechnical Engineer

An early career Geotechnical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $62,991 based on 599 salaries. A mid-career Geotechnical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,728 based on 322 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 New York, New York earn an average of 10.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (9.8% more) and Seattle, Washington (9.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (0.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,114 survey responses.
Early Career
53.8%
Mid Career
28.9%
Experienced
12.7%
Late Career
4.6%