The average salary for an Early-Career Geotechnical Engineer with Construction Site Inspection skills is $63,148.
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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 Autodesk AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and Project Management.
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 $59,975 based on 21 salaries. A mid-career Geotechnical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,193 based on 75 salaries. An experienced Geotechnical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,760 based on 28 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $81,805.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Geotechnical Engineer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 23.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (18.6% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Nashville, Tennessee (7.6% less) and Seattle, Washington (1.8% less).
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