Civil Engineering Technician Salary and Wages

Wage Rate Low (<10%) Median (50%) High (>90%)
Hourly Wage $14.60 $22.95 $34.70
Annual Wage $30,300 $47,800 $72,100
  • "Low (<10%)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "Median (50%)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "High (>90%)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data in not available
*The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S, Based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

Additional Information
Civil Engineering Technicians plan, design, and oversee the construction and maintenance of various facilities and structures, under the direction of physical scientists or engineering staff. They assist civil engineers in the design and development of such civil engineering projects as bridges, highways, and utilities. They often assist with residential, land, and commercial development. These professionals must possess specialized knowledge of civil engineering theory and practices.

In May 2012, the median annual wage for chemical engineers was $47,500. The lowest ten percent earned less than $31,000, while the top ten percent earned over $71,800 a year.

The annual compensation for civil engineering technicians for the top five industries that employ these professionals are as follows:

Local government $53,600
Architectural and engineering services $46,000
State government $43,800
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