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Average Salary - Civil Engineer / United States UNITED STATES


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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$84,642 USD

£66,479 GBP
New York City

$86,333 USD

$67,000 USD

£52,623 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Civil Engineer / United States

Average salary for Civil Engineer / United States is $84,642 USD per year. The most typical earning is $67,000 USD. All data are based on 68 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $90,000 USD. Women receive a salary of $69,600 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Masters Degree with salary of $100,100 USD. The second most paid education level is Bachelors Degree with salary of $78,400 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 20+ Years of experience receive salary of $124,400 USD. Employees with 16-20 Years of experience receive $93,300 USD.

Levels / Civil Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
0 n/a
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
1 100%
1.47%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
0 n/a
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
0 n/a
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
2 98.53%
2.94%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
1 95.59%
1.47%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
1 94.12%
1.47%
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
6 92.65%
8.82%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
3 83.82%
4.41%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
5 79.41%
7.35%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
7 72.06%
10.29%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
4 61.76%
5.88%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
5 55.88%
7.35%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
3 48.53%
4.41%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
3 44.12%
4.41%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
5 39.71%
7.35%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
3 32.35%
4.41%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
3 27.94%
4.41%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
3 23.53%
4.41%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
0 n/a
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
3 19.12%
4.41%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
2 14.71%
2.94%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
2 11.76%
2.94%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
0 n/a
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
0 n/a
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
0 n/a
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
1 8.82%
1.47%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
3 7.35%
4.41%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
1 2.94%
1.47%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
0 n/a
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
0 n/a
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
0 n/a
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
1 1.47%
1.47%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
0 n/a
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
0 n/a
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
0 n/a
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
0 n/a

Gender / Civil Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 42 $90,000 USD
2 Women 11 $69,600 USD

Education / Civil Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Masters Degree 22 $100,100 USD
2 Bachelors Degree 40 $78,400 USD
3 Some College 6 $69,700 USD

Experience / Civil Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 20+ Years 14 $124,400 USD
2 16-20 Years 6 $93,300 USD
3 12-16 Years 9 $86,800 USD
4 8-12 Years 9 $83,800 USD
5 2-4 Years 13 $69,100 USD
6 4-8 Years 12 $63,700 USD
7 1-2 Years 1 $60,000 USD
8 0-1 Year 4 $49,300 USD

Age / Civil Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 66-70 1 $150,000 USD
2 56-60 3 $120,000 USD
3 46-50 7 $116,300 USD
4 41-45 4 $106,800 USD
5 71-75 1 $100,000 USD
6 61-65 1 $100,000 USD
7 51-55 5 $88,600 USD
8 36-40 4 $86,400 USD
9 n/a 15 $80,700 USD
10 31-35 9 $74,200 USD
11 26-30 11 $73,400 USD
12 21-25 6 $51,700 USD
13 14-20 1 $20,000 USD

Work Type / Civil Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 2 $127,500 USD
2 Permanent 62 $85,700 USD
3 Contract 3 $55,700 USD
4 Part Time 1 $20,000 USD

States / Civil Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Georgia 1 $165,000 USD
2 Maine 1 $150,000 USD
3 Oklahoma 1 $145,000 USD
4 Massachusetts 2 $135,000 USD
5 Kentucky 1 $115,000 USD
6 Arizona 1 $105,000 USD
7 North Dakota 1 $105,000 USD
8 California 6 $99,900 USD
9 Iowa 2 $96,000 USD
10 Washington State 2 $95,000 USD
11 Nebraska 2 $91,500 USD
12 New York State 4 $91,000 USD
13 Michigan 2 $90,500 USD
14 Louisiana 1 $90,000 USD
15 District Of Columbia (DC) 1 $89,000 USD
16 Florida 8 $82,100 USD
17 Alabama 2 $79,800 USD
18 Virginia 1 $76,000 USD
19 Pennsylvania 2 $75,000 USD
20 Utah 1 $75,000 USD
21 Missouri 1 $75,000 USD
22 Nevada 2 $72,500 USD
23 Tennessee 2 $68,600 USD
24 New Jersey 2 $68,500 USD
25 Ohio 2 $68,100 USD
26 Connecticut 1 $68,000 USD
27 Colorado 1 $67,800 USD
28 Texas 4 $65,400 USD
29 Alaska 1 $65,000 USD
30 North Carolina 2 $55,500 USD
31 Wisconsin 1 $51,000 USD
32 Minnesota 2 $40,000 USD

Cities / Civil Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Atlanta 1 $165,000 USD
2 Sacramento 1 $150,000 USD
3 Portland, Maine 1 $150,000 USD
4 Oklahoma City 1 $145,000 USD
5 Boston 2 $135,000 USD
6 San Francisco 1 $120,000 USD
7 Lexington 1 $115,000 USD
8 Phoenix 1 $105,000 USD
9 Bismarck, North Dakota 1 $105,000 USD
10 Buffalo, United States 1 $105,000 USD
11 Mobile 1 $98,000 USD
12 Des Moines 2 $96,000 USD
13 Seattle 2 $95,000 USD
14 Tallahassee 1 $95,000 USD
15 Anaheim 1 $92,000 USD
16 Omaha 2 $91,500 USD
17 Detroit 2 $90,500 USD
18 Shreveport 1 $90,000 USD
19 Washington DC 1 $89,000 USD
20 Miami 3 $88,300 USD
21 New York City 3 $86,300 USD
22 Dallas 1 $85,000 USD
23 Columbus 1 $81,500 USD
24 Fresno 1 $80,000 USD
25 Long Beach 2 $78,700 USD
26 Lubbock 1 $77,000 USD
27 Tampa 2 $76,000 USD
28 Virginia Beach 1 $76,000 USD
29 Pittsburgh 2 $75,000 USD
30 Salt Lake City 1 $75,000 USD
31 St. Louis 1 $75,000 USD
32 Orlando 2 $72,500 USD
33 Las Vegas 2 $72,500 USD
34 --Other-- 5 $72,000 USD
35 Jersey City 1 $72,000 USD
36 Charlotte 1 $70,000 USD
37 Nashville 2 $68,600 USD
38 Hartford 1 $68,000 USD
39 Denver 1 $67,800 USD
40 Newark 1 $65,000 USD
41 Anchorage 1 $65,000 USD
42 San Antonio 1 $64,700 USD
43 Birmingham, United States 1 $61,500 USD
44 Toledo 1 $54,700 USD
45 Madison 1 $51,000 USD
46 Durham 1 $41,000 USD
47 Minneapolis 2 $40,000 USD
48 Houston 1 $35,000 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

12/12  Business Development Manager (Man)
Posted 15 February 2022

What I do?

"Construction management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced $125,000 USD

11/12  Senior Inspector (Man)
Posted 21 March 2021

What I do?

"Oversee inspectors administrate contract."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Some College 20+ Years n/a $100,000 USD

10/12  Engineer (Man)
Posted 14 November 2020

What I do?

"Engineer management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Des Moines Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $117,000 USD

9/12  CAD Drafter Designer (Woman)
Posted 25 April 2020

What I do?

"AutoCAD, MicroStation, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Excel, Word."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Detroit Some College 12-16 Years n/a $66,000 USD

8/12  Senior Engineer (Man)
Posted 17 June 2019

What I do?

"Run my own company 4 employees."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Sacramento Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $150,000 USD

7/12  Group Manager (Man)
Posted 03 June 2019

What I do?

"Manage civil engineering group. Responsible for project and staff management, client coordination, strategic planning and business development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Phoenix Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $105,000 USD

6/12  Project Controls Specialist (Man)
Posted 19 May 2019

What I do?

"Construction Estimation, Scheduling and Project Controls."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a $70,000 USD

5/12  Senior Engineer (Man)
Posted 14 November 2018

What I do?

"Civil engineer management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a $120,000 USD

4/12  Project Manager (Man)
Posted 25 September 2018

What I do?

"Manage highway design projects."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Lexington Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $115,000 USD

3/12  Professional Engineer (Man)
Posted 30 May 2018

What I do?

"Inspection of construction projects."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $45,000 USD

2/12  Product Development Mgr (Man)
Posted 10 February 2018

What I do?

"Develop new products, file patents and redesign products to save money."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $165,000 USD

1/12  Structural Engineer (Man)
Posted 20 August 2017

What I do?

"Structural Design Engineer for small consultancy firm in Manhattan."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $50,000 USD


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