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Civil Engineer Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for civil engineers in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of civil engineers amongst Alabama metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Civil Engineers in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,950
25th Percentile Wage
$55,310
50th Percentile Wage
$71,220
75th Percentile Wage
$95,870
90th Percentile Wage
$122,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineers in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $122,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,950.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.61
25th Percentile Wage
$26.59
50th Percentile Wage
$34.24
75th Percentile Wage
$46.09
90th Percentile Wage
$58.94

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for civil engineers in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $58.94. The median hourly salary is $34.24. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.61.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of civil engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201671,220-2.43%4.31%
201572,9506.53%-
201468,190-0.28%-
201368,3800.34%-
201268,150--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Civil Engineers in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of civil engineers in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of civil engineers in state of Alabama ranges from $57,520 to $91,160. The highest paying area for civil engineers in Alabama is Decatur with a median annual salary of $91,160. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Huntsville (mean annual salary $80,150). The lowest paying area is Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,520.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Decatur
$91,160
Huntsville
$80,150
Birmingham-Hoover
$79,970
Mobile
$78,120
Dothan
$78,000
Anniston-Oxford
$74,950
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$64,670
Montgomery
$63,140
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$62,480
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$62,270
Auburn-Opelika
$60,410
Tuscaloosa
$60,010
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$59,180
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$57,520


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