Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering Salary

Pay for Civil Engineering Staff Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $60K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,725 - $81,714
$48K
$60K
$82K
MEDIAN: $59,758
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50%
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$21.65 - $60.68
$22
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MEDIAN: $25.40
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$0$85K
Salary $47,725 - $81,714
Bonus $486.45 - $4,596
Profit Sharing $3,800
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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$47,659 - $85,303
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 51
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $21.65 - $60.68
Overtime $36.04
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $486.45 - $4,596
Profit Sharing $3,800
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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$47,659 - $85,303
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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Job Description for Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering

Staff engineer in civil engineering are responsible for organizing administrative and engineering tasks in civil engineering projects. One of their main responsibilities include performing civil and structural engineering work based on project requirements. They also use their technical knowledge to actively participate in business meetings and make recommendations based on research, observations, and experience. These engineers must follow strict safety regulations while on site, as well as possess strong analytical skills and pay strong attention to detail for each project.

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Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering Tasks

  • Prepare approvals of the problem solving report plans, schedules and provides coordination and work direction.
  • Estimate costs, prepare justifications and complete expenditure requests as required.
  • Lead and recommend new continuous improvement solutions for installations or modifications to improve existing facilities.
  • Evaluate data as to scope, effect on existing installation, economic value, long range planning and budgetary considerations.
  • Formulate the basis for an engineering study or project or design in any basic or special engineering field.

Common Career Paths for Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering


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There are some Civil Engineering Staff Engineers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Senior Civil Engineers, where earnings are an average $89K annually. Civil Engineers or Project Engineers are common next-step roles for Civil Engineering Staff Engineers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Civil Engineers is $3K higher on average, and it's $10K higher for Project Engineers.

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Popular Skills for Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Geographic Information Systems, Project Management, Microstation, and Autocad Civil 3D are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Engineering Design also know AutoCAD and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering

Pay by Experience for a Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering has a positive trend. An entry-level Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 112 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 15 salaries. A Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,882

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

For Civil Engineering Staff Engineers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 17 percent greater than the national average. Civil Engineering Staff Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+6 percent), Chicago (+6 percent), New York (+4 percent), and Houston (+4 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Civil Engineering Staff Engineer's salary, with Atlanta Civil Engineering Staff Engineers earning salaries that are 21 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Salt Lake City and 11 percent less in San Diego, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering Salaries

▲29%

Late-Career
▲26%

▲22%

National Average
$59,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Staff Engineer, Civil Engineering Salaries


Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼0%

National Average
$59,000

Microstation
▼2%



▼4%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 8%
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