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Civil Engineer Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual and hourly salaries for civil engineers in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of civil engineers among Michigan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,190
25th Percentile Wage
$60,000
50th Percentile Wage
$73,650
75th Percentile Wage
$88,100
90th Percentile Wage
$109,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $109,200. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,190.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.61
25th Percentile Wage
$28.85
50th Percentile Wage
$35.40
75th Percentile Wage
$42.36
90th Percentile Wage
$52.50

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for civil engineers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $52.50. The median hourly salary is $35.40. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.61.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of civil engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201673,6501.77%6.44%
201572,3504.05%-
201469,4201.40%-
201368,450-0.67%-
201268,910--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of civil engineers in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of civil engineers in state of Michigan ranges from $59,290 to $97,240. The highest paying area for civil engineers in Michigan is Ann Arbor with a median annual salary of $97,240. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Jackson (mean annual salary $80,040). The lowest paying area is Monroe with a median annual salary of $59,290.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ann Arbor
$97,240
Jackson
$80,040
Lansing-East Lansing
$76,160
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$76,150
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$76,150
Niles-Benton Harbor
$75,860
Battle Creek
$74,670
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$74,220
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$74,020
Holland-Grand Haven
$71,720
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$71,440
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$71,250
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$71,080
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$68,570
Kalamazoo-Portage
$66,180
Flint
$65,280
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$63,740
South Bend-Mishawaka
$63,380
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$62,450
Monroe
$59,290


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