Civil engineer

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

Average base salary
5.5k salaries reported, updated at Jun 04, 2020
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

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Where can a Civil Engineer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for civil engineers

Most recommended license

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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

Based on 496 ratings

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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