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How much does a civil engineer make a year?

Asked El Campo, Texas

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Dennis’s Answer


That's a great question Anthony. I discovered the average pay for a Civil Engineer is $64,769 per year using . While salary is important factor be sure that you also enjoy the field so you find satisfaction in your work.

Sheila’s Answer

Updated Atlanta, Georgia

Hello Anthony:

Thank you for your question. Here's additional information I researched at the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics site and found that the median annual wage for Civil Engineers was $86,640 in May 2018.

The top industries they worked in were:

  • Federal Government, excluding postal service ($95,380)
  • Local Government, excluding education & hospitals ($91,750)
  • Engineering Services ($87,080)
  • State Government, excluding education & hospitals ($82,710)
  • Nonresidential Building Construction ($75,670)

I wish you much success on your career journey.

~ Sheila

Sheila recommends the following next steps:

  • Research Bureau of Labor Statistics - -> https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/civil-engineers.htm#tab-5