Information About Civil Engineers

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Training

Civil engineers need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Civil engineers
Training for Civil Engineers
Percent
Less than High School 0.3
High School 3.5
Some College 5.8
Associates Degree 6.0
Bachelors Degree 56.4
Masters Degree 23.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 4.2

Employment

Represents about 278,000 people in the United States- 4.3% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 67,000 more civil engineers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 114,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, civil engineers make $39.76 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Civil engineers $24.20 $29.70 $37.40 $47.20 $57.50
Architecture and engineering occupations $19.00 $25.50 $34.60 $45.70 $57.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, civil engineers make $82,710 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Civil engineers $50,370 $61,910 $77,990 $98,270 $119,620
Architecture and engineering occupations $39,640 $53,220 $72,070 $95,230 $120,380
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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