Civil Engineering Technician Salary in Sector of Utilities

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

Average Annual Salary of Civil Engineering Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,810
25th Percentile Wage
$47,060
50th Percentile Wage
$59,920
75th Percentile Wage
$73,660
90th Percentile Wage
$83,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineering technicians 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 engineering technicians is $83,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid civil engineering technicians is $40,810.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of civil engineering technicians in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,9200.38%-2.79%
201559,6902.48%-
201458,210-0.88%-
201358,720-4.89%-
201261,590--

Compare Civil Engineering Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of civil engineering technicians in four 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 engineering technician occupations is the natural gas distribution industry with an annual salary $64,200. The lowest paying industry is the electric power generation, transmission and distribution industry (annual salary $57,450). For detailed civil engineering technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Natural Gas Distribution
$64,200
Utilities
$59,920
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$57,730
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$57,450

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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