Civil Engineer Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Civil Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,620
25th Percentile Wage
$69,480
50th Percentile Wage
$88,770
75th Percentile Wage
$116,520
90th Percentile Wage
$144,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineers in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $144,510. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $88,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid civil engineers is $56,620.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201688,7700.73%12.67%
201588,1207.10%-
201481,8601.75%-
201380,4303.62%-
201277,520--

Compare Civil Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of civil engineers in 28 industries in the manufacturing 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 navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing industry with an annual salary $116,880. The lowest paying industry is the wood product manufacturing industry (annual salary $56,300). For detailed civil engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$116,880
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$109,510
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$107,560
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$107,510
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$101,670
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$98,320
Chemical Manufacturing
$97,460
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$86,820
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$85,970
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$85,970
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$82,450
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$82,040
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$82,030
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$79,570
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$79,510
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$79,340
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$78,780
Machinery Manufacturing
$78,740
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$78,230
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$77,870
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$76,880
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$76,140
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$76,120
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$74,890
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$74,850
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$74,550
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$69,380
Wood Product Manufacturing
$56,300

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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