Civil engineer earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level civil engineer earnings begin at:

$64.10 per hour

$133,320 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level civil engineer earnings begin at:

$56.38 per hour

$117,270 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level civil engineer earnings begin at:

$42.33 per hour

$88,050 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level civil engineer earnings begin at:

$35.70 per hour

$74,250 per year

10th percentile

Starting level civil engineer earnings begin at:

$29.11 per hour

$60,550 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Civil engineer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Delaware $99,630
Alaska $99,280
New Jersey $99,280
Rhode Island $99,280
New York $98,030
Massachusetts $97,410
Minnesota $96,120
District of Columbia $95,580
Illinois $95,580
Washington $95,580
Colorado $95,300
Maine $93,480
Oregon $90,960
Louisiana $90,420
Nevada $90,060
New Mexico $88,360
West Virginia $85,360
Virginia $84,800
Alabama $84,340
Pennsylvania $83,390
Oklahoma $82,900
Maryland $82,150
Tennessee $81,420
Iowa $80,370
Kentucky $79,680
Connecticut $79,570
Mississippi $79,480
Nebraska $79,450
New Hampshire $79,440
Idaho $79,380
Wyoming $79,380
Florida $79,210
Hawaii $79,180
Texas $79,140
Utah $79,140
Ohio $79,100
North Carolina $78,960
Kansas $78,920
Arizona $78,690
Indiana $78,240
North Dakota $78,240
Missouri $78,180
Wisconsin $78,130
South Carolina $77,800
South Dakota $77,800
Arkansas $77,560
Virgin Islands, U.S. $77,560
Vermont $77,560
Michigan $77,450
Montana $76,650
Guam $76,320
Georgia $73,000
Puerto Rico $59,200
California $101,230

How do civil engineer salaries compare to similar careers?

Civil engineers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than marine engineers but more than power engineers.

Career Median Salary
Marine engineer salary $93K
Naval architect salary $93K
Mechanical engineer salary $95K
Ship engineer salary $82K
Operations research analyst salary $82K
Civil engineer salary $88K
Industrial engineer salary $95K
Agricultural engineer salary $83K
Locomotive engineer salary $80K
Power engineer salary $64K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)