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Civil Engineer Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,510
25th Percentile Wage
$64,480
50th Percentile Wage
$82,120
75th Percentile Wage
$105,690
90th Percentile Wage
$139,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $139,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,510.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.21
25th Percentile Wage
$31.00
50th Percentile Wage
$39.47
75th Percentile Wage
$50.81
90th Percentile Wage
$67.02

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for civil engineers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $67.02. The median hourly salary is $39.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.21.

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
201682,1201.49%5.44%
201580,9001.41%-
201479,7602.03%-
201378,1400.63%-
201277,650--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Civil Engineers in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of civil engineers in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of civil engineers in state of Virginia ranges from $64,760 to $83,090. The highest paying area for civil engineers in Virginia is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News with a median annual salary of $83,090. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Richmond (mean annual salary $79,040). The lowest paying area is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $64,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$83,090
Richmond
$79,040
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$78,840
Charlottesville
$75,360
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$73,690
Harrisonburg
$72,450
Lynchburg
$71,760
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$71,640
Roanoke
$71,340
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$71,080
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$64,760


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