Civil engineer

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How much does a Civil Engineer make in California?

593 salaries reported
Average base salary
per year
The average salary for a civil engineer is $93,343 per year in California.
12% higher
than national average
Most common benefits
  • Stock ownership plan
  • Health savings account
  • Stock options
  • Wellness program
  • Relocation assistance

Where can a Civil Engineer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Civil Engineers

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earn +18.62% more

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 77.73% since 2018. Civil Engineers with this skill earn +18.62% more than the average base salary, which is $93,343 per year.

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Top fields of studyEngineering Degree
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Top licensesFundamentals of Engineering

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Most common benefits for Civil Engineers

  • Stock ownership plan
  • Health savings account
  • Stock options
  • Wellness program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Life insurance
  • Dental 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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