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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Civil Engineers in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,780
25th Percentile Wage
$66,470
50th Percentile Wage
$85,300
75th Percentile Wage
$110,440
90th Percentile Wage
$140,890

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 $140,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,780.

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
$85,300
3.73% 8.97%
2016
$82,120
1.49% -
2015
$80,900
1.41% -
2014
$79,760
2.03% -
2013
$78,140
0.63% -
2012
$77,650
- -

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 $50,230 to $104,710. The highest paying area for civil engineers in Virginia is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $104,710. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News (mean annual salary $84,760). The lowest paying area is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$104,710
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$84,760
Charlottesville
$80,970
Richmond
$80,320
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$79,050
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$76,210
Lynchburg
$74,600
Roanoke
$73,240
Harrisonburg
$71,870
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$67,910
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$64,280
Danville
$58,360
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$50,230




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