Civil Engineer Salary in Sector of Utilities

The salary statistics of civil engineers in the industry sector of utilities are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare civil engineer salaries in different industries within the utilities sector.

Average Annual Salary of Civil Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineers in the industry sector of utilities. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) civil engineers is $144,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $95,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid civil engineers is $63,200.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of civil engineers in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
1.33% 10.14%
2.51% -
0.80% -
3.41% -
2.50% -
- -

Compare Civil Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of civil engineers in seven industries in the utilities sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for civil engineer occupations is the nuclear electric power generation industry with an annual salary $107,200. The lowest paying industry is the hydroelectric power generation industry (annual salary $90,890). For detailed civil engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
Natural Gas Distribution
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
Hydroelectric Power Generation

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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