The average salary for a Geotechnical Engineer with Engineering Design skills is $67,196.
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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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Geotechnical Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Geotechnical Engineer are from the companies Terracon, Terracon Consultants, Inc. and Aecom Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at CH2M Hill where the average pay is $78,614. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Golder Associates and Aecom Corporation, earning around $72,952 and $72,889, respectively. Geodesign, Inc. pays the lowest at around $61,594. Terracon and Terracon Consultants, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $62,332 and $62,400, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Geotechnical Engineer
Construction Site Inspection
Skills in Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Construction Site Inspection, Microsoft Office, Autodesk AutoCAD and Microsoft Excel.
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 $58,653 based on 61 salaries. An early career Geotechnical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,240 based on 294 salaries. A mid-career Geotechnical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,583 based on 206 salaries. An experienced Geotechnical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,280 based on 82 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $99,981.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Geotechnical Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 9.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (5.9% more) and Seattle, Washington (2.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (11.6% less), Atlanta, Georgia (2.5% less) and Portland, Oregon (0.5% less).
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