Sr. Geotechnical Engineer Salary

Senior Geotechnical Engineers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up about four in five of Senior Geotechnical Engineers. Pay fluctuates from $76K to $128K per year, but expected earnings average $94K annually. In the world of Senior Geotechnical Engineers, overall income ranges from $76K near the bottom to $128K at the top; this can include more than $13K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Geotechnical Engineers.

$72,392 - $125,395
$72K
$95K
$130K
MEDIAN: $94,795
10%
50%
90%

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$33.57 - $50.16
$46
MEDIAN: $45.92
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$0$129K
Salary $72,392 - $125,395
Bonus $0.00 - $12,822
Profit Sharing $201.34 - $9,933
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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$75,402 - $129,237
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 114
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $45.92
Overtime $46.72
Annual Data $0$129K
Bonus $0.00 - $12,822
Profit Sharing $201.34 - $9,933
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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$75,402 - $129,237
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

Job Description for Sr. Geotechnical Engineer

A senior geotechnical engineer is expected to lead, train, manage, and supervise a team of junior engineers, as well as communicate on behalf of the team to other departments such as operations and management. Senior geotechnical engineers must be able to inspect work sites, evaluate the potential risks associated with each site, determine the correct course of action for each project, delegate work to junior engineers as needed to keep the project on time, and train and inform each junior engineer of his or her responsibilities and of any changes to those duties as time passes. Senior geotechnical engineers must keep detailed logs, in writing and on the computer, so that management can monitor the progress of the team during the project. Senior geotechnical engineers are also expected to review the overall progress of each project and to determine ways to improve efficiency and reduce overhead. Finally, they must be ready to implement any requests by management to the best of their ability.

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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.

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Popular Skills for Sr. Geotechnical Engineer


Senior Geotechnical Engineers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, AutoCAD, Project Management, and autodesk autocad are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word. It is often found that people who know Engineering Design are also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Sr. Geotechnical Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sr. Geotechnical Engineer?

Sr. Geotechnical Engineer in Jacksonville:
"2015 Check."
Pros: Schedule Flexibility and Location.
Cons: Repetitive Work.

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Key Stats for Sr. Geotechnical Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
30%

Experience Affects Sr. Geotechnical Engineer Salaries

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$97,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Sr. Geotechnical Engineer Salaries

National Average
$97,000

Engineering Design
▼1%


AutoCAD
▼3%

autodesk autocad
▼3%



Microsoft Word
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 8%