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Civil Engineering Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of civil engineering technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of civil engineering technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The civil engineering technicians annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Civil Engineering Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,100
25th Percentile Wage
$38,170
50th Percentile Wage
$49,980
75th Percentile Wage
$62,450
90th Percentile Wage
$77,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineering technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) civil engineering technicians is $77,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,100. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 149% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201649,9801.44%4.84%
201549,2601.87%-
201448,3401.16%-
201347,7800.46%-
201247,560--

Table 2. Civil Engineering Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of civil engineering technicians in 12 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for civil engineering technicians occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $64,820. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $39,830).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$64,820
Utilities
$59,920
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$57,930
Construction
$56,540
Information
$52,110
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$52,060
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$50,010
Federal, State, and Local Government
$49,350
Manufacturing
$49,300
Transportation and Warehousing
$45,780
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$45,540
Educational Services
$39,830

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Civil Engineering Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only civil engineering technicians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of civil engineering technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $23,500 to $72,030. The highest paying state for civil engineering technicians is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $72,030. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $23,500. For more salary information of civil engineering technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$72,030
Alaska
$71,340
California
$65,740
Connecticut
$64,600
Washington
$61,060
Minnesota
$60,930
Oregon
$60,840
Massachusetts
$60,050
New Jersey
$57,570
Illinois
$57,050
New York
$56,770
Nevada
$56,280
Rhode Island
$52,840
Iowa
$52,520
Oklahoma
$52,160
Wisconsin
$52,070
Ohio
$51,970
Indiana
$51,670
Nebraska
$51,240
Tennessee
$51,150
Arizona
$51,000
Pennsylvania
$50,850
Maryland
$50,300
Hawaii
$50,180
Louisiana
$49,860
Florida
$49,480
North Dakota
$49,080
Maine
$49,050
Michigan
$49,030
Utah
$48,850
Idaho
$48,010
Vermont
$47,740
Missouri
$47,610
Arkansas
$47,480
New Hampshire
$47,090
North Carolina
$45,470
Kentucky
$45,440
Montana
$45,090
Wyoming
$45,090
Texas
$44,220
Colorado
$44,120
Kansas
$43,690
Georgia
$43,240
South Carolina
$43,180
South Dakota
$42,330
Virginia
$41,040
Delaware
$40,810
New Mexico
$39,870
West Virginia
$39,040
Mississippi
$34,990
Alabama
$34,200
Puerto Rico
$23,500



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