Average Experienced Geotechnical Engineer Salary

$84,590
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,055
Bonus
$2,750
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The average salary for an Experienced Geotechnical Engineer is $84,590.
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$64k
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$85k
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$109k
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MEDIAN $84,590
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Salary
$64k - $109k
Bonus
$1k - $10k
Profit Sharing
$500 - $7k
Total Pay
$66k - $114k

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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
Project Engineer
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 and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office and Autodesk AutoCAD.

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. A mid-career Geotechnical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,728 based on 322 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 15.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (7.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (5.8% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,126 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.7%
Early Career
53.2%
Mid Career
28.6%
Late Career
4.5%