Civil Engineer salary in California
How much does a Civil Engineer make in California?
Average base salary
The average salary for a civil engineer is $88,407 per year in California. 471 salaries reported, updated at June 28, 2022.
Salaries by years of experience in California
|Years of experience||Per year|
|Less than 1 year|
|1 to 2 years|
|3 to 5 years|
|6 to 9 years|
|More than 10 years|
Top companies for Civil Engineers in California
Highest paying cities for Civil Engineers in California
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Civil Engineers
Fundamentals of Engineeringearn +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 $88,407 per year.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this license||Change from previous year|
|2012||425||increase by 425|
|2013||1283||increase by 201.88%|
|2014||1666||increase by 29.85%|
|2015||1424||decrease by 14.53%|
|2016||1618||increase by 13.62%|
|2017||1695||increase by 4.76%|
|2018||2145||increase by 26.55%|
|2019||2438||increase by 13.66%|
Top schools offering Fundamentals of Engineering
Most common benefits for Civil Engineers
- 401(k) matching
- AD&D insurance
- Continuing education credits
- Dental insurance
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Employee stock ownership plan
- Flexible schedule
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Life insurance
- Opportunities for advancement
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Professional development assistance
- Profit sharing
- Referral program
- Relocation assistance
- Retirement plan
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
- Wellness program
Salary satisfactionBased 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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Common questions about salaries for a Civil Engineer
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