Civil Engineer Salary in the US

$68,400
per year
per month
$5,700
per month
per year
Bonus
$2,560/year
Commission
$6,830/year
Profit Sharing
$2,370/year
Bonus
$210/month
Commission
$570/month
Profit Sharing
$200/month

Civil Engineer - Average Salary

The average salary for a Civil Engineer is $68,400 per year ($5,700 per month), which is $14,910 (+28%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Civil Engineer can expect an average starting salary of $51,800. The highest salaries can exceed $130,000.
$51,800
Low
$68,400
Average salary
$130,000
High
$4,320
Low
$5,700
Average salary
$10,830
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus, commission and profit sharing.
$500
$87,300
$175,170
Salary$51,800 - 130,000
Bonus$580 - 13,200
Commission$1,260 - 22,300
Profit Sharing$500 - 9,670
Total Pay$54,140 - 175,170
$40
$7,280
$14,600
Salary$4,320 - 10,830
Bonus$50 - 1,100
Commission$110 - 1,860
Profit Sharing$40 - 810
Total Pay$4,520 - 14,600

Civil Engineer Salary Range

Internship
$45,800
Low
$51,800
Average salary
$68,400
Senior
$92,300
High
$130,000
Internship
$3,820
Low
$4,320
Average salary
$5,700
Senior
$7,690
High
$10,830
Among Civil Engineers, Graduate Civil Engineers and Junior Civil Engineers tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced professionals like Senior Civil Engineers and Principal Civil Engineers enjoy the highest salaries.

Civil Engineer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Principal Civil Engineer$125K/year
+83% 
Senior Civil Engineer$92K/year
+35% 
Navy Civil Engineer$90K/year
+32% 
Air Force Civil Engineer$88K/year
+29% 
Civil Engineer Project Manager$87K/year
+27% 
Civil Engineer Consultant$66K/year
 -3%
Graduate Civil Engineer$60K/year
 -13%
Junior Civil Engineer$53K/year
 -22%
Intern Civil Engineer$46K/year
 -33%

Civil Engineer - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Civil Engineer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $51,800 per year. A mid career Civil Engineer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $64,500, while a Senior Civil Engineer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $92,300. Civil Engineers with more than 20 years of experience earn $99,400 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Civil Engineer

Late Career▲ +45%
Senior▲ +35%
Average Salary$68,400/year
Mid Career▼ -6%
Entry Level▼ -24%

Gender Breakdown

Female
22%
Male
78%

Civil Engineer - Jobs by Location

Civil Engineer - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Civil Engineer jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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