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Civil Engineer Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for civil engineers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of civil engineers among Washington 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,540
25th Percentile Wage
$71,820
50th Percentile Wage
$87,930
75th Percentile Wage
$108,100
90th Percentile Wage
$128,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $128,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $87,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,540.

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
$87,930
1.81% 6.51%
2016
$86,340
1.95% -
2015
$84,660
1.81% -
2014
$83,130
2.04% -
2013
$81,430
-0.96% -
2012
$82,210
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of civil engineers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of civil engineers in state of Washington ranges from $69,010 to $107,900. The highest paying area for civil engineers in Washington is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $107,900. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $90,100). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $69,010.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$107,900
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$90,100
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$89,510
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$89,350
Tacoma
$85,950
Bremerton-Silverdale
$85,720
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$85,440
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$85,140
Olympia
$78,920
Bellingham
$78,840
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$76,190
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$75,440
Longview
$74,350
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$74,340
Spokane
$74,050
Yakima
$71,420
Lewiston
$69,820
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$69,010




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