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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Civil Engineering Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,220
25th Percentile Wage
$39,390
50th Percentile Wage
$51,620
75th Percentile Wage
$63,800
90th Percentile Wage
$78,660

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 $78,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,220. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 144% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of civil engineering technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,620
3.18% 7.87%
2016
$49,980
1.44% -
2015
$49,260
1.87% -
2014
$48,340
1.16% -
2013
$47,780
0.46% -
2012
$47,560
- -

Table 2. Civil Engineering Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of civil engineering technicians in 14 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 utilities sector with an annual salary $68,720. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $45,520).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$68,720
Finance and Insurance
$62,730
Mining
$62,390
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$59,720
Transportation and Warehousing
$58,310
Construction
$52,790
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,640
Information
$52,110
Manufacturing
$50,970
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$50,380
Federal, State, and Local Government
$50,120
Wholesale Trade
$46,970
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$45,540
Educational Services
$45,520

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 $23,520 to $72,550. The highest paying state for civil engineering technicians is Alaska with a median annual salary of $72,550. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $23,520. For more salary information of civil engineering technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$72,550
District of Columbia
$72,030
Connecticut
$68,490
California
$62,680
Washington
$62,530
New Jersey
$61,420
Oregon
$60,300
Illinois
$59,890
New York
$59,340
Minnesota
$58,880
Massachusetts
$58,090
Indiana
$56,840
New Hampshire
$56,830
Nevada
$54,850
Ohio
$54,750
Nebraska
$54,240
Rhode Island
$53,860
Oklahoma
$53,670
Wisconsin
$53,460
Michigan
$52,740
Iowa
$52,440
Pennsylvania
$52,350
Arizona
$52,270
North Dakota
$52,050
Vermont
$51,840
Maine
$51,820
Utah
$50,550
West Virginia
$50,310
Hawaii
$49,920
Maryland
$49,910
Colorado
$49,500
Florida
$49,380
Missouri
$49,290
Idaho
$49,210
Kentucky
$47,670
Georgia
$47,030
North Carolina
$46,640
Arkansas
$45,760
Wyoming
$45,750
Louisiana
$45,700
Texas
$45,570
Virginia
$45,410
Delaware
$45,210
South Carolina
$44,690
Kansas
$44,690
Montana
$44,640
South Dakota
$43,590
New Mexico
$40,590
Alabama
$36,980
Mississippi
$36,480
Tennessee
$30,830
Puerto Rico
$23,520



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