How Much Do Civil Engineering Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Civil Engineering Technicians

Civil Engineering Technicians apply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$56590 per year
Hourly wage
$27 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$34,230 to $40,850 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$16 to $20 per hour

Entry-level Civil Engineering Technicians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $34,230 to $40,850 per year or $16 to $20 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Civil Engineering Technicians to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $40 $82,960
Senior (Top 25%) $33 $68,350
Middle (Mid 50%) $26 $54,080
Junior (Bottom 25%) $20 $40,850
No experience (Bottom 10%) $16 $34,230

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $35 $72,070
OR $33 $69,600
CT $33 $68,900
MN $33 $67,790
WA $32 $66,990
AK $31 $64,520
IL $31 $63,710
ME $29 $61,030
OH $29 $60,530
VA $29 $60,470

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Civil Engineering Technician is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Civil Engineering Technicians are in the states of CA, OR, CT, MN and WA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing $103590 $49.80
Oil and Gas Extraction $82050 $39.45
Federal Executive Branch $80120 $38.52
Natural Gas Distribution $71420 $34.34
Water, Sewage and Other Systems $71360 $34.31
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $66690 $32.06
Management of Companies and Enterprises $66250 $31.85
Local Government $64490 $31.00
Rail Transportation $63770 $30.66
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing $62720 $30.15
Metal Ore Mining $62710 $30.15
Utility System Construction $61550 $29.59
Scientific Research and Development Services $59940 $28.82
Nonresidential Building Construction $58950 $28.34
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $58480 $28.11
Employment Services $58060 $27.91
Other Specialty Trade Contractors $57780 $27.78
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $57010 $27.41
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction $56940 $27.38
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors $55890 $26.87
Building Equipment Contractors $55430 $26.65
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas $55120 $26.50
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $54680 $26.29
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction $52180 $25.09
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $50390 $24.23
Facilities Support Services $49780 $23.93
State Government $49700 $23.89
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $48970 $23.54

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