Average Senior Civil Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Senior Civil Engineer is $93,616.
MEDIAN $93,616
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$72k - $127k
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$613 - $9k
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$73k - $131k

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Job Description for Senior Civil Engineer

Senior Civil Engineer Tasks
  • Manage and advise staff in construction, operations and maintenance projects.
  • Present reports on proposals, new techniques, environmental impacts, right of way, etc.
  • Conduct field assessments and inspections to plan and execute project goals.
  • Provide expertise for design and structural considerations, as well as evaluating site-specific needs.
The top respondents for the job title Senior Civil Engineer are from the companies Parsons Brinkerhoff, Stantec Consulting Ltd. and Arcadis, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Arcadis, Inc. where the average pay is $124,127. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Jacobs Engineering Group Inc and Stantec, earning around $100,000 and $98,331, respectively. WSP Global Inc. pays the lowest at around $90,163. Parsons Brinkerhoff and Stantec Consulting Ltd. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $91,220 and $91,913, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Civil Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Civil Engineer

An early career Senior Civil Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $76,371 based on 72 salaries. A mid-career Senior Civil Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,050 based on 291 salaries. An experienced Senior Civil Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,122 based on 529 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $100,616.
Employees with Senior Civil Engineer in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 22.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (16.5% more) and Denver, Colorado (13.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (1.3% less), Chicago, Illinois (0.9% less) and Los Angeles, California (0.1% less).

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