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Salaries for

Civil Engineer

Virginia Median
$65,000
National Median
$70,000
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

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Civil Engineer
LMI | McLean, VA 3 weeks ago

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Civil Engineer

Civil engineers play important roles in a number of areas. Their main job duties include designing, creating, and overseeing major construction projects, especially those in the transportation industry such as bridges, roads, and waterways. A civil engineer is also responsible for safety and must make sure every step of the construction plan meets legal requirements to protect those who will use the structure or road.

A day in the life of a civil engineer might involve:

  • Using complex computer programs to create and update plans and designs
  • Working with architects, construction personnel, and other experts to create plans
  • Managing budgets and other resources assigned to a job.

Salaries for

Civil Engineer

Virginia Median
$65,000
National Median
$70,000
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

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Recent Jobs Posted

Civil Engineer
LMI | McLean, VA 3 weeks ago

Civil Engineer
Aerotek | Richmond, VA 5 days ago

Civil Engineer
Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP | Blacksburg, VA 1 week ago

Civil Engineer (Sr.)
Action-Tech | Richmond, VA 1 month ago

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Top Pay by Location

These cities have the highest paying median for Civil Engineer
Los Angeles, CA
$93,000
Philadelphia, PA
$86,000
Houston, TX
$85,000
Irvine, CA
$78,000
Denver, CO
$75,000
Westminster, CO
$69,000
Milwaukee, WI
$69,000
New York, NY
$65,000
Salary information is calculated from job seeker profiles and job postings. Both hourly and yearly wages could be reported.

A day in the life of a civil engineer might involve:

  • Using complex computer programs to create and update plans and designs
  • Working with architects, construction personnel, and other experts to create plans
  • Managing budgets and other resources assigned to a job.

Insider Tips

The typical annual pay for a civil engineer is $70,000. In order to oversee projects, an engineer must also pass the Professional Engineer exam. This also helps to increase the pay range. Civil engineers typically hold bachelors' degrees, although some go on to earn masters' degrees.