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How much does a Civil Engineer make in the United States?

Average base salary
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5.5k salaries reported, updated at Jun 04, 2020
$85,085
per year
The average salary for a civil engineer is $85,085 per year in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Stock ownership plan
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Health savings account
  • 401(k) matching

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for civil engineers

Most recommended license

Fundamentals of Engineeringdimension-trending-icon

earn +6.52% more

The jobs requiring this license have increase by 13.66% since 2018. Civil Engineers with this license earn +6.52% more than the average base salary, which is $85,085 per year.

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Most common benefits for Civil Engineers

  • Stock ownership plan
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Health savings account
  • 401(k) matching
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance
  • AD&D insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance

Salary satisfaction

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61% of Civil engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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