The average annual and hourly salaries for civil engineers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of civil engineers amongst California 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 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$62,640|
|25th Percentile Wage||$80,830|
|50th Percentile Wage||$105,540|
|75th Percentile Wage||$129,160|
|90th Percentile Wage||$156,290|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $156,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $105,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,640.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of civil engineers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of civil engineers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of civil engineers in state of California ranges from $80,570 to $114,190. The highest paying area for civil engineers in California is Madera-Chowchilla with a median annual salary of $114,190. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $114,180). The lowest paying area is North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $80,570.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Yuba City|| |
|San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont|| |
|Santa Rosa-Petaluma|| |
|San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City|| |
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale|| |
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara|| |
|North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta|| |
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville|| |
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura|| |
|El Centro|| |
|Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana|| |
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles|| |
|Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos|| |
|North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |