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Civil Engineer Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of civil engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare civil engineer salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Civil Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,610
25th Percentile Wage
$65,130
50th Percentile Wage
$84,330
75th Percentile Wage
$112,150
90th Percentile Wage
$146,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $146,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $84,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid civil engineers is $53,610.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$84,330
1.55% 5.59%
2016
$83,020
1.84% -
2015
$81,490
-0.52% -
2014
$81,910
1.22% -
2013
$80,910
1.59% -
2012
$79,620
- -

Compare Civil Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of civil engineers in eleven industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 scientific research and development services industry with an annual salary $120,280. The lowest paying industry is the specialized design services industry (annual salary $71,910). For detailed civil engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Scientific Research and Development Services
$120,280
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$120,090
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$107,090
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$103,240
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$87,950
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$84,330
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$84,320
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$84,000
Engineering Services
$83,970
Testing Laboratories
$77,080
Specialized Design Services
$71,910

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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