Civil Engineer salary in the United States

Average salary
$82,000/yr
Based on 16,420 income tax records
$35,000
$173,500
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
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56+
 
$61K
 
$76K
 
$97K
 
$105K
 
$101K
$35,000
$173,500
How much do Civil Engineers make?
The average total salary for a Civil Engineer is $82,000 per year. This is based on data from 16,420 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Civil Engineer and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Civil Engineer salary can vary between $35,000 to $173,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Civil Engineer salary by location

Civil Engineer salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Kimley-Horn And Associates, Maricopa County, AZ
19 income tax records
$142,500/yr
$31K – $541K
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Department Of Water And Power Ci, Los Angeles County, CA
13 income tax records
$138,000/yr
$122K – $163K
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Hntb, King County, WA
11 income tax records
$134,000/yr
$74K – $208K
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Strand Associates, Dane County, WI
12 income tax records
$116,000/yr
$68K – $182K
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City Of Las Vegas, Clark County, NV
10 income tax records
$110,500/yr
$70K – $128K
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State Of California, Placer County, CA
19 income tax records
$109,000/yr
$59K – $131K
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Metropolitan Water Reclamation D, Cook County, IL
11 income tax records
$105,000/yr
$71K – $142K
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Department Of The Interior, Jefferson County, CO
25 income tax records
$104,000/yr
$72K – $145K
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Sacramento County, Sacramento County, CA
10 income tax records
$102,000/yr
$73K – $115K
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City Of Seattle, King County, WA
20 income tax records
$100,500/yr
$79K – $135K
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Wsp USA Administration, King County, WA
11 income tax records
$97,000/yr
$60K – $159K
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Los Angeles County, Los Angeles County, CA
39 income tax records
$96,500/yr
$75K – $141K
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US Department Of Defense, Sacramento County, CA
16 income tax records
$95,500/yr
$30K – $116K
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Dept Of Transportation St Of Wa, Thurston County, WA
12 income tax records
$94,500/yr
$65K – $114K
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City Of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA
26 income tax records
$94,000/yr
$74K – $145K
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Barr Engineering Co, Hennepin County, MN
10 income tax records
$91,500/yr
$64K – $155K
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State Of Massachusetts, Norfolk County, MA
12 income tax records
$91,000/yr
$66K – $113K
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State Of North Carolina, Wake County, NC
15 income tax records
$90,000/yr
$68K – $111K
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State Of Louisiana, East Baton Rouge County, LA
10 income tax records
$87,500/yr
$67K – $103K
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City Of San Diego, San Diego County, CA
32 income tax records
$87,000/yr
$56K – $136K
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Evans Mechwart Hambleton, Franklin County, OH
12 income tax records
$83,000/yr
$36K – $114K
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City Of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC
12 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$70K – $119K
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City Of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA
19 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$42K – $149K
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City Of Austin, Travis County, TX
10 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$53K – $118K
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Papedawson Engineers, Bexar County, TX
12 income tax records
$77,000/yr
$38K – $140K
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State Of New Jersey, Mercer County, NJ
13 income tax records
$76,000/yr
$56K – $102K
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State Of Arizona, Maricopa County, AZ
10 income tax records
$75,500/yr
$47K – $89K
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The City Of New York, Queens County, NY
13 income tax records
$75,500/yr
$59K – $159K
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Christopher B Burke Engineering, Cook County, IL
10 income tax records
$75,000/yr
$61K – $137K
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State Of Florida, Broward County, FL
10 income tax records
$73,500/yr
$53K – $102K
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Hilgartwilson, Maricopa County, AZ
10 income tax records
$71,000/yr
$51K – $102K
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State Of Illinois, Cook County, IL
31 income tax records
$69,500/yr
$37K – $95K
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State Of Wisconsin, Dane County, WI
17 income tax records
$68,500/yr
$44K – $87K
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State Of New Hampshire, Merrimack County, NH
12 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$48K – $89K
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Kpff, King County, WA
18 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$57K – $152K
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State Of Tennessee, Davidson County, TN
16 income tax records
$65,500/yr
$26K – $83K
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Hbk Engineering, Cook County, IL
10 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$51K – $86K
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Copa Exec Off Bur Of Comm Pay, Allegheny County, PA
15 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$30K – $90K

Civil Engineer demographics in United States

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44% are single
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56% are married
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39% have kids
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61% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Civil Engineers in United States

16,420 full-time salaries from 2019
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FAQS
The average salary for a civil engineer in the United States is $82,000 per year. Civil engineer salaries in the United States can vary between $35,000 to $173,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 16,420 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as civil engineer.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for civil engineers in the United States: Kimley-Horn and Associates ($142,500 a year), Department of Water and Power Ci ($138,000 a year), and Hntb ($134,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for civil engineers in the United States: San Jose Metro Area, CA ($107,500 a year), San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($106,000 a year), and Riverside Metro Area, CA ($101,000 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.