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Civil Engineer Salary Information in New York

The average annual and hourly salaries for civil engineers in the state of New York are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of civil engineers among New York 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 New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,800
25th Percentile Wage
$70,900
50th Percentile Wage
$89,180
75th Percentile Wage
$112,870
90th Percentile Wage
$142,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineers in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $142,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,800.

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
$89,180
1.97% 9.61%
2016
$87,420
2.31% -
2015
$85,400
0.34% -
2014
$85,110
2.77% -
2013
$82,750
2.59% -
2012
$80,610
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Civil Engineers in New York Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of civil engineers in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of civil engineers in state of New York ranges from $68,060 to $93,870. The highest paying area for civil engineers in New York is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island with a median annual salary of $93,870. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Nassau-Suffolk (mean annual salary $93,620). The lowest paying area is East Central New York nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $68,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$93,870
Nassau-Suffolk
$93,620
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$89,760
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$86,970
Kingston
$85,280
Syracuse
$84,770
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$82,190
Binghamton
$78,930
Utica-Rome
$78,860
Elmira
$78,800
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$78,150
Rochester
$77,840
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$77,600
Glens Falls
$76,580
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$75,900
Ithaca
$74,010
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$71,740
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$68,060




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