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How Much Does a Construction Engineer Earn In The United States?

Construction Engineer Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$70,000
$54,000
$70,000
$91,000
The average construction engineer makes about $70,181 per year. That's $33.74 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $54,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $91,000. Many of construction engineers seem to be drawn to construction and technology companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case construction engineers tend to work at construction, energy, and manufacturing 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 Alaska, California and New York pay construction engineers the highest salaries.
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Where Construction Engineers Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Construction Engineers Earn In Different Cities?

While a construction engineer can average a salary of $70,181 per year, or $33.74 per hour, there are many opportunities for construction engineers to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $93,872 per year. Other high-paying locations include Plainview, NY, Bothell, WA and Newark, NJ. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $64,000. The highest paying states for construction engineers include Alaska, California and New York. Meanwhile, Georgia, South Carolina, and Montana offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range76k - 114k$94k$93,872

Plainview, NY

Salary Range70k - 106k$86k$86,452

Bothell, WA

Salary Range70k - 99k$84k$83,598

Newark, NJ

Salary Range65k - 99k$81k$80,549

Washington, DC

Salary Range63k - 94k$77k$77,394

Boston, MA

Salary Range62k - 92k$76k$75,909

Newark, DE

Salary Range61k - 92k$75k$75,136

Durham, NC

Salary Range57k - 87k$71k$71,026

Austin, TX

Salary Range55k - 88k$70k$70,102

Baltimore, MD

Salary Range56k - 85k$70k$69,807
$46k
$114k

High Paying Construction Engineer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Construction Engineers The Most?

To earn a high income as a construction engineer, working for BP America or Bechtel might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like HDR Engineering and Procter & Gamble report highly competitive salaries for construction engineers.
Company
Company
Average Salary
BP America
Salary Range103k - 126k$115k$114,667
Bechtel
Salary Range85k - 116k$100k$99,839
HDR Engineering
Salary Range76k - 103k$89k$89,302
Procter & Gamble
Salary Range74k - 91k$83k$82,672
Gilbane
Salary Range72k - 94k$83k$82,518
PMA Companies
Salary Range73k - 87k$80k$79,991
Leidos
Salary Range71k - 89k$80k$79,900
Verizon Communications
Salary Range71k - 88k$80k$79,564
WorleyParsons
Salary Range67k - 82k$75k$74,574
Clayco
Salary Range63k - 87k$74k$74,477
$35k
$138k

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Construction Engineer Salary History

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    How Much Do Construction Engineers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a construction engineer can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for construction engineers tend to be found in construction, energy, and manufacturing companies. In fact, construction engineers can make a yearly salary of $80,376 while working for construction companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Construction

    Salary Range64k - 99k$80k$80,376

    Energy

    Salary Range64k - 98k$80k$79,715

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range64k - 79k$72k$71,509

    Technology

    Salary Range60k - 75k$68k$67,682

    Government

    Salary Range59k - 72k$66k$65,599

    Retail

    Salary Range52k - 61k$57k$56,741
    $52k
    $99k

    How Experience Affects Construction Engineer Salaries

    The salary for a construction engineer 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.

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    $51,895
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    11/20/2020
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    $36,481
    $36,481
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    Nevada
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    11/19/2020
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    $63,747
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    11/19/2020
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    $61,176
    $61,176
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    Division Construction Engineer
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    Jackson, NC
    Jackson, NC
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $82,630
    $82,630
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    MTA
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    Engineer-Signal Construction
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    Engineer-Signal Construction
    Fine, NY
    Fine, NY
    10/24/2020
    10/24/2020
    $98,066
    $98,066
    10/24/2020