$57,286
Avg. Salary
$26.23
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,925

Bonus

$2,065

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Graduate Civil Engineer is $26.23 per hour.

The average pay for a Graduate Civil Engineer is $57,286 per year.

10%
$20.19
10%
$26.23
50%
$33.73
90%
90%
MEDIAN $26.23
10%
$46k
10%
$57k
50%
$68k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $57,286
$45,584 - $68,015
$46K
$57K
$68K
MEDIAN: $57,286
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90%

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$20.19 - $33.73
$20
$26
$34
MEDIAN: $26.23
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$0$71K
Salary $45,584 - $68,015
Bonus $247 - $5,898
Profit Sharing $124 - $7,234
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,138 - $71,775
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 387
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $20.19 - $33.73
Overtime $24.57 - $40.39
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $247 - $5,898
Profit Sharing $124 - $7,234
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,138 - $71,775
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 112

Job Description

Working for a company as a graduate civil engineer requires not only extensive education and training in the field of civil engineering but also the ability to be highly adaptable to the needs of the employer. It requires having critical thinking skills and the confidence to work independently that require creative solutions to problems that arise. It also demands a strong ability to work others even while being independent. A high level of communication skills and fluency in writing beyond just knowing the scientific terms and formulas that obviously would be required of any civil engineer. The job of a graduate civil engineer is one that calls for many different hats to be worn. Many times the responsibilities will overlap and it requires the ability to be able to handle many duties simultaneously, so multitasking under pressure is a must. Responsibilities can include but are not limited to proposing and testing engineer projects and designs, running software models, analyzing data, writing detailed analysis reports, delegating tasks, and closely supervising all work being produced.

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries

$0$70K

Walter P. Moore
14 profiles
$59,696

$60,000

Common Career Paths


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As Graduate Civil Engineers transition into upper-level roles such as Project Engineer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Project Engineers earn $67K on average per year. Graduate Civil Engineers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Civil Engineers or Structural Engineers. The median paychecks in those roles are $5K higher and $8K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Computer Aided Design, Project Management, Design, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autocad Civil 3D, Microstation, and AutoCAD. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Graduate Civil Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Graduate Civil Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 214 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Graduate Civil Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Graduate Civil Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 11 salaries. A Graduate Civil Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

4%

4%

1%

National Average: $58,219

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Graduate Civil Engineers, 11 percent higher than the national average. Graduate Civil Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+9 percent), Dallas (+9 percent), Austin (+6 percent), and San Francisco (+4 percent). San Antonio ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below the national average. Employers in St. Paul and Minneapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Graduate Civil Engineer?

Graduate Civil Engineer in Fort Worth:
"Slower pace."
Pros: City life provides accessibility to commodities.
Cons: Cost of living is high

Graduate Civil Engineer in Amarillo:
"Gain as much field experience as you can."

Graduate Civil Engineer in Minneapolis:
"Civil engineer EIT."
Pros: Efficiency in transportation design.
Cons: Slow computers and repetitive tasks.

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Gender

Female
24 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.
Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
1%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲42%

Experienced
▲34%

▲4%

National Average
$58,000

▼4%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▲4%

National Average
$58,000

Design
▼1%

Project Management
▼1%



Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼4%




Microsoft Word
▼7%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼7%

AutoCAD
▼8%

Microstation
▼8%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 8%