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Civil Engineer Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,450
25th Percentile Wage
$60,740
50th Percentile Wage
$74,010
75th Percentile Wage
$90,700
90th Percentile Wage
$105,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $105,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,450.

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
$74,010
1.18% 4.54%
2016
$73,140
0.59% -
2015
$72,710
0.18% -
2014
$72,580
3.10% -
2013
$70,330
-0.45% -
2012
$70,650
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of civil engineers in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of civil engineers in state of Wisconsin ranges from $62,780 to $91,570. The highest paying area for civil engineers in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $91,570. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $86,320). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $62,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$91,570
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$86,320
Duluth
$83,910
Oshkosh-Neenah
$83,610
Appleton
$82,480
Sheboygan
$81,480
Madison
$78,300
Racine
$76,290
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$75,360
Janesville
$74,280
La Crosse
$74,160
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$73,390
Eau Claire
$72,670
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$71,680
Wausau
$70,220
Green Bay
$69,770
Fond du Lac
$69,070
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$65,210
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$63,270
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$62,780




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