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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
$52,920
25th Percentile Wage
$64,140
50th Percentile Wage
$83,020
75th Percentile Wage
$109,470
90th Percentile Wage
$141,060

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 $141,060. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $83,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid civil engineers is $52,920.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201683,0201.84%4.10%
201581,490-0.52%-
201481,9101.22%-
201380,9101.59%-
201279,620--

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 research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $120,460. The lowest paying industry is the specialized design services industry (annual salary $74,950). For detailed civil engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$120,460
Scientific Research and Development Services
$118,690
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$107,090
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$97,640
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$86,510
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$85,480
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$83,020
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$82,710
Engineering Services
$82,710
Testing Laboratories
$77,000
Specialized Design Services
$74,950

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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