Average Geotechnical Engineer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$67,563
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The average salary for a Geotechnical Engineer in Washington, District of Columbia is $67,563.
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$56k
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$68k
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$109k
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MEDIAN $67,563
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$56k - $109k
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$57k - $110k

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

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 $64,054 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Geotechnical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,474 based on 4 salaries.
Employees with Geotechnical Engineer in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 9.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (3.8% more) and Seattle, Washington (3.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (10.7% less), Nashville, Tennessee (10.2% less) and Houston, Texas (2.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 14 survey responses.
Early Career
71.4%
Mid Career
28.6%