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Civil Engineer Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for civil engineers in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of civil engineers among Massachusetts metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Civil Engineers in Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,480
25th Percentile Wage
$65,730
50th Percentile Wage
$85,860
75th Percentile Wage
$109,800
90th Percentile Wage
$134,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $134,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,480.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of civil engineers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$85,860
0.27% 10.27%
2016
$85,630
1.87% -
2015
$84,030
5.93% -
2014
$79,050
3.33% -
2013
$76,420
-0.81% -
2012
$77,040
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Civil Engineers in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of civil engineers in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of civil engineers in state of Massachusetts ranges from $66,030 to $109,670. The highest paying area for civil engineers in Massachusetts is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton with a median annual salary of $109,670. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Framingham (mean annual salary $95,920). The lowest paying area is Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $66,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$109,670
Framingham
$95,920
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$92,010
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$89,150
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$87,430
Pittsfield
$85,320
New Bedford
$82,520
Barnstable Town
$81,090
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$77,390
Worcester
$76,660
Peabody
$74,760
Springfield
$70,360
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$69,050
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$66,030




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