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Highest Paying Industries for Civil Engineering Technicians

The top 58 highest paying industries for civil engineering technicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $65,020, power and communication line and related structures construction is the highest paying industry for civil engineering technicians. It is followed by metal ore mining industry (average annual salary $64,530). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of civil engineering technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 58 Highest Paying Industries for Civil Engineering Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$65,020
220
2 Metal Ore Mining
$64,530
90
3 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$64,430
90
4 Mining
$63,990
130
5 Transportation and Warehousing
$61,050
40
6 Utility System Construction
$58,720
400
7 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$58,480
250
8 Utilities
$58,210
540
9 Natural Gas Distribution
$58,200
210
10 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$58,050
390
11 Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$57,790
90
12 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$57,230
90
13 Administrative and Support Services
$56,470
710
14 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$56,200
1,050
15 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$55,510
770
16 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$55,160
12,600
17 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$55,150
12,630
18 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$55,080
80
19 Residential Building Construction
$54,410
330
20 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$54,330
60
21 Educational Services - Privately owned
$54,330
60
22 Construction
$53,860
2,610
23 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$53,820
330
24 Manufacturing
$53,490
220
25 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$53,380
80
26 Building Equipment Contractors
$53,350
250
27 Construction of Buildings
$53,230
1,100
28 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$52,510
n/a
29 Scientific Research and Development Services
$52,510
n/a
30 Nonresidential Building Construction
$52,230
760
31 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$51,560
180
32 Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$50,960
60
33 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$50,920
60
34 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$50,920
60
35 Specialty Trade Contractors
$50,500
460
36 Employment Services
$50,310
410
37 Temporary Help Services
$50,020
370
38 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$49,470
30
39 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$48,420
32,440
40 Federal, State, and Local Government
$48,420
32,440
41 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$48,300
33,000
42 Engineering Services
$47,860
28,950
43 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$47,470
32,260
44 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,420
33,060
45 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$45,780
650
46 Land Subdivision
$45,230
80
47 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$44,200
19,810
48 State government, including schools and hospitals
$44,180
20,340
49 Educational Services
$42,950
600
50 Amusement Parks and Arcades
$42,810
310
51 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$42,810
310
52 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$42,810
310
53 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$42,750
590
54 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$41,860
110
55 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$41,060
520
56 Educational Services - State government owned
$41,060
520
57 Testing Laboratories
$39,670
1,910
58 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$38,630
100
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