Is your future salary worth the time in school?
After graduation, civil engineering graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $122,107, while the bottom 20% make closer to $56,816. The median grad salary is $83,292.
Civil Engineering graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering is $51,948, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $70,955.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for civil engineering graduates
As per most recent US census
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