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Salary Outlook

Civil engineers made a median salary of $79,340 in 2012, according to the BLS. The highest-paid 10 percent in the profession earned $122,020, while the lowest-paid earned $51,280 in 2012. The most highly compensated positions are within the commercial and industrial machinery repair industry, and the highest-paid positions are in Lafayette, La., Naples, Fla., and Midland, Texas.

Job Salary Year
2004 $68,290.00
2006 $74,030.00
2008 $80,060.00
2010 $82,280.00
2012 $84,140.00

Average Civil Engineer Pay vs. All Technology Jobs

With an average annual salary of $84,140, civil engineers earn a similar salary as mechanical engineers, who make $84,770. However, civil engineers earn less than other positions on the Best Technology Jobs list, including software developers who make an average salary of $93,280 and IT managers who earn $129,130.
 

Job Name Salary
IT Manager $120,950.00
Software Developer $90,060.00
Mechanical Engineer $80,580.00
Civil Engineer $79,340.00
Computer Programmer $74,280.00

Best Paying Cities for Civil Engineers

The highest paid in the civil engineer profession work in the metropolitan areas of Lafayette, La., Naples, Fla., and Midland, Texas. The San Francisco area also pays well, as does the city of Hinesville, Ga.

Lafayette, La.

Average Salary: $116,300 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a civil engineer working in Lafayette, La. is $116,300, which is $36,960 more than the average pay in the profession.

Naples, Fla.

Average Salary: $112,530 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a civil engineer working in Naples, Fla. is $112,530, which is $33,190 more than the average pay in the profession.

Midland, Texas

Average Salary: $108,000 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a civil engineer working in Midland, Texas is $108,000, which is $28,660 more than the average pay in the profession.

San Francisco

Average Salary: $107,440 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a civil engineer working in San Francisco is $107,440, which is $28,100 more than the average pay in the profession.

Hinesville, Ga.

Average Salary: $106,770 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a civil engineer working in Hinesville, Ga. is $106,770, which is $27,430 more than the average pay in the profession.

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