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Civil Engineer Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,850
25th Percentile Wage
$64,740
50th Percentile Wage
$80,120
75th Percentile Wage
$102,800
90th Percentile Wage
$131,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $131,500. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,850.

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
$80,120
0.31% 9.04%
2016
$79,870
2.42% -
2015
$77,940
2.51% -
2014
$75,980
1.24% -
2013
$75,040
2.88% -
2012
$72,880
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Civil Engineers in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of civil engineers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of civil engineers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $65,270 to $98,650. The highest paying area for civil engineers in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $98,650. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Reading (mean annual salary $94,390). The lowest paying area is Lebanon with a median annual salary of $65,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$98,650
Reading
$94,390
Philadelphia
$86,740
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$86,180
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$85,390
Pittsburgh
$81,320
State College
$80,640
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$79,840
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$78,930
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$77,180
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$77,180
Lancaster
$75,590
Altoona
$75,480
Erie
$73,930
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$73,840
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$73,390
York-Hanover
$72,390
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$70,380
Johnstown
$70,080
Williamsport
$68,420
Lebanon
$65,270




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