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Civil Engineer Salary Information in Puerto Rico

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,470
25th Percentile Wage
$38,790
50th Percentile Wage
$49,660
75th Percentile Wage
$67,680
90th Percentile Wage
$94,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineers in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $94,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,470.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.65
25th Percentile Wage
$18.64
50th Percentile Wage
$23.88
75th Percentile Wage
$32.54
90th Percentile Wage
$45.57

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for civil engineers in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $45.57. The median hourly salary is $23.88. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.65.

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
201649,660-0.32%4.37%
201549,8200.14%-
201449,7502.19%-
201348,6602.40%-
201247,490--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Civil Engineers in Puerto Rico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of civil engineers in some Puerto Rico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of civil engineers in state of Puerto Rico ranges from $40,470 to $60,080. The highest paying area for civil engineers in Puerto Rico is Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian with a median annual salary of $60,080. The second highest paying city/area in Puerto Rico State is San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo (mean annual salary $49,910). The lowest paying area is Mayaguez with a median annual salary of $40,470.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian
$60,080
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$49,910
Ponce
$41,230
Mayaguez
$40,470


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