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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,470
25th Percentile Wage
$70,410
50th Percentile Wage
$86,340
75th Percentile Wage
$106,000
90th Percentile Wage
$127,510

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 $127,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $86,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $60,470.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29.07
25th Percentile Wage
$33.85
50th Percentile Wage
$41.51
75th Percentile Wage
$50.96
90th Percentile Wage
$61.30

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for civil engineers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $61.30. The median hourly salary is $41.51. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29.07.

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
201686,3401.95%4.78%
201584,6601.81%-
201483,1302.04%-
201381,430-0.96%-
201282,210--

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 $68,790 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 Tacoma (mean annual salary $88,270). The lowest paying area is Yakima with a median annual salary of $68,790.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$107,900
Tacoma
$88,270
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$86,960
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$86,810
Bellingham
$84,120
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$83,720
Bremerton-Silverdale
$83,520
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$82,850
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$80,040
Longview
$79,490
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$78,470
Olympia
$75,910
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$74,480
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$73,830
Spokane
$72,750
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$69,340
Yakima
$68,790



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