Average Graduate Civil Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Graduate Civil Engineer is $57,817.
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$47k - $67k
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$485 - $5k
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$46k - $69k

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Job Description for Graduate Civil Engineer

Graduate Civil Engineer Tasks
  • Write reports, create drawings and visualizations and document specifications.
  • Communicate and update schedules and timelines.
  • Collaborate to produce proposals, contracts and designs for clients.
  • Conduct and document site visits, including updates to plans.

Job Satisfaction for Graduate Civil Engineer

3.7 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Graduate Civil Engineer are from the companies Short Elliott Hendrickson, Walter P. Moore and WSB & Associates. Reported salaries are highest at Halff Associates where the average pay is $62,460. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Walter P. Moore and Aecom Corporation, earning around $61,307 and $60,112, respectively. WSB & Associates pays the lowest at around $51,456. HBK Engineering, LLC and I&S Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $55,301 and $55,955, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Graduate Civil Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design and Autodesk AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D.

Pay by Experience Level for Graduate Civil Engineer

An entry-level Graduate Civil Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $56,685 based on 123 salaries. An early career Graduate Civil Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,017 based on 316 salaries. A mid-career Graduate Civil Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,221 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Graduate Civil Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,500 based on 7 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $80,901.
Employees with Graduate Civil Engineer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 8.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Fort Worth, Texas (6.1% more) and Austin, Texas (5.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (1.1% less).

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