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
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 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

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
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Wood Product Manufacturing

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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