Civil Engineering Technician Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of Civil Engineering Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,320
25th Percentile Wage
$39,370
50th Percentile Wage
$52,790
75th Percentile Wage
$67,810
90th Percentile Wage
$81,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineering technicians in the industry sector of construction. 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 $81,920. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid civil engineering technicians is $33,320.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,790
-7.10% 5.89%
2016
$56,540
3.40% -
2015
$54,620
1.39% -
2014
$53,860
3.82% -
2013
$51,800
4.09% -
2012
$49,680
- -

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

The average salaries of civil engineering technicians in 16 industries in the construction 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 power and communication line and related structures construction industry with an annual salary $65,490. The lowest paying industry is the residential building construction industry (annual salary $44,230). For detailed civil engineering technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$65,490
Utility System Construction
$59,910
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$59,580
Building Equipment Contractors
$57,480
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$56,220
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$55,380
Specialty Trade Contractors
$55,040
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$54,110
Nonresidential Building Construction
$54,050
Construction of Buildings
$52,490
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$52,290
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$49,560
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$48,600
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$46,210
Land Subdivision
$45,230
Residential Building Construction
$44,230

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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