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Civil Designer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$64,000
$49,000
$64,000
$82,000
The average civil designer makes about $64,271 per year. That's $30.9 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $49,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $82,000. Many of civil designers seem to be drawn to construction and professional companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case civil designers tend to work at construction, professional, and technology companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that California, Washington and New Jersey pay civil designers the highest salaries.
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Map of Civil Designer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Civil Designers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Civil Designer Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to California, Washington and New Jersey, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for civil designers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Alabama, Idaho, and South Carolina.

City
Average Salary
Pleasanton, CA
Pleasanton, CA
$82,828
$83k
Redmond, WA
Redmond, WA
$76,206
$76k
San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX
$71,830
$72k
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
$67,733
$68k
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$64,424
$64k
Billings, MT
Billings, MT
$64,174
$64k
Englewood, CO
Englewood, CO
$63,768
$64k
Pensacola, FL
Pensacola, FL
$63,293
$63k
Casper, WY
Casper, WY
$63,131
$63k
Bensalem, PA
Bensalem, PA
$62,437
$62k

High Paying Civil Designer Jobs

Average Civil Designer Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a civil designer, being employed by a company such as Ware Malcomb or Sigma Solutions would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Cardno and Foster Wheeler USA also report highly competitive salaries for civil designers.

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Civil Designer Salary History

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    Civil Designer Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a civil designer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Civil Designer Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Civil Designer
    Civil Designer
    Chesterfield, MO
    Chesterfield, MO
    10/22/2020
    10/22/2020
    $60,000
    $60,000
    10/22/2020
    Selectek
    Selectek
    Civil Designer
    Civil Designer
    Civil Designer
    Bartow, FL
    Bartow, FL
    10/13/2020
    10/13/2020
    $37,566
    $37,566
    10/13/2020
    Selectek
    Selectek
    Civil Designer
    Civil Designer
    Civil Designer
    Indianapolis, IN
    Indianapolis, IN
    09/25/2020
    09/25/2020
    $52,175
    $52,175
    09/25/2020
    Civil Designer-Drafter/Eit
    Civil Designer-Drafter/Eit
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Salt Lake City, UT
    09/23/2020
    09/23/2020
    $70,000
    $70,000
    09/23/2020
    Civil Designer
    Civil Designer
    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    09/22/2020
    09/22/2020
    $62,610
    $62,610
    09/22/2020
    Civil Designer
    Civil Designer
    Centennial, CO
    Centennial, CO
    08/29/2020
    08/29/2020
    $66,784
    $66,784
    08/29/2020
    Selectek
    Selectek
    Civil Designer or Drafter
    Civil Designer or Drafter
    Civil Designer or Drafter
    Greensboro, NC
    Greensboro, NC
    08/28/2020
    08/28/2020
    $45,914
    $45,914
    08/28/2020
    Selectek
    Selectek
    Civil Designer/Civil Drafter
    Civil Designer/Civil Drafter
    Civil Designer/Civil Drafter
    Alpharetta, GA
    Alpharetta, GA
    08/07/2020
    08/07/2020
    $45,914
    $45,914
    08/07/2020
    Selectek
    Selectek
    Civil Designer
    Civil Designer
    Civil Designer
    Alpharetta, GA
    Alpharetta, GA
    07/23/2020
    07/23/2020
    $45,914
    $45,914
    07/23/2020
    Civil Designer-Drafter
    Civil Designer-Drafter
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Salt Lake City, UT
    07/16/2020
    07/16/2020
    $42,500
    $42,500
    07/16/2020