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
$57,000
25th Percentile Wage
$70,710
50th Percentile Wage
$89,900
75th Percentile Wage
$116,910
90th Percentile Wage
$145,940

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 $145,940. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $89,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid civil engineers is $57,000.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$89,900
1.26% 13.77%
2016
$88,770
0.73% -
2015
$88,120
7.10% -
2014
$81,860
1.75% -
2013
$80,430
3.62% -
2012
$77,520
- -

Compare Civil Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of civil engineers in 44 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 other miscellaneous manufacturing industry with an annual salary $137,840. The lowest paying industry is the furniture and related product manufacturing industry (annual salary $61,280). For detailed civil engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$137,840
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$124,690
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$113,980
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$109,700
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$109,290
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$106,760
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$106,130
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$101,530
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$98,320
Chemical Manufacturing
$98,270
Chemical Manufacturing
$98,220
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$94,760
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$93,550
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$92,440
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$82,450
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$82,070
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$82,070
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$82,040
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$81,360
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$81,160
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$80,760
Machinery Manufacturing
$79,910
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$79,570
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$79,510
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$79,340
Machinery Manufacturing
$78,430
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$77,730
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$76,880
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$76,280
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$76,120
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$76,010
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$75,940
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$75,620
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$74,890
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$74,850
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$74,550
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$71,550
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$69,380
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$68,760
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$63,470
Wood Product Manufacturing
$61,680
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$61,320
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$61,280
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$61,280

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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