Average Sr. Geotechnical Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Sr. Geotechnical Engineer is $93,184.
MEDIAN $93,184
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$72k - $124k
$500 - $13k
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$199 - $10k
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$75k - $127k

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Job Description for Sr. Geotechnical Engineer

Sr. Geotechnical Engineer Tasks
  • Manage and lead investigations, analysis, design, and construction support for geotechnical, water resources, and mining projects.
  • Prepare and review technical reports.
  • Analyze earthquake response, soil, laboratory testing results, data reports and baseline reports.
  • Design shallow and deep foundations, earth retaining structures, and slope stability analysis of dams and embankments.
  • Conduct field assignments inspecting earth retaining structures including geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring, and deep foundations, tunnels, shallow foundations and drilled shafts.

Job Satisfaction for Sr. Geotechnical Engineer

3.8 out of 5
Highly Satisfied

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Popular Skills for Sr. Geotechnical Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Geotechnical Engineer

An early career Sr. Geotechnical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $79,096 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Sr. Geotechnical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,604 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Sr. Geotechnical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $94,510 based on 111 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $104,818.
Employees with Sr. Geotechnical Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 23.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (21.8% more) and Dallas, Texas (20.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (4.2% less) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (3.4% less).

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