(Last Updated On: August 6, 2019)
Civil engineers are involved the design and planning of public works. One can specialize in structural engineering, hydraulics, environmental engineering etc.
After a civil engineer graduates, they can work in different career paths such as city sewage design, water distribution systems, road construction, bridge construction, water distribution systems, traffic management etc.
Average Salary – US$144,000
A civil engineer in Switzerland starts at a salary of about 7,000 CHF per month and this rises to 12,000 CHF per month as one gets more experience.
2. United States
Average Salary – US$100,000
According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a civil engineer is around $100,000 a year. Some of the top employers of civil engineers include University of Rhode Island, Foresite Group ($108,000), University of Colorado Boulder ($107,000), University of Illinois ($107,000) and University of New Hampshire ($103,000). The top states include California, Texas, New York, Florida and Pennsylvania. Civil engineers who work in the Oil & Gas sector made an average of $120,000 a year which his higher than those working for government who make an average of $86,000 a year.
Average Salary – US$90,000
A fresh graduate should be able to earn 59,000 euros a year and those with over 10 years of experience are able to make 79,000 euros a year on average. Those with a Master of Science in Engineering should be able to make 82,000 euros a year.
Average Salary – US$88,000
The starting salary is estimated to be at AU$70,000 and this rise to as high as AU$130,000 a year once one is able to gain experience. Some of the biggest construction and civil engineering firms in Australia are CPB Contractors, Lendlease, Laing O’Rourke and Hutchinson Builders.
Average Salary – US$81,000
The highest paying cities for new grads in civil engineering are Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary. Starting salaries in all these markets are in the mid CA$60,000 and it can climb to as high as CA$107,000 a year
Average Salary – US$76,000
An experienced civil engineer working in China makes an average of RMB$200,000 – RMB$500,000 a year.
Average Salary – US$70,000
The average monthly salary of an engineer starts at around SGD$5,000 and this rises to SGD$8,000 as one accumulates more experience.
Average Salary – US$68,000
Civil engineers in Germany make between €3,700 – €6,000 per month. Entry level graduates make €3,000 while those with a masters degree make €4,000.
Average Salary – US$68,000
A civil engineer from Norway has an average salary of 50,000 NOK a month which should translate to 600,000 NOK a year.
10. United Kingdom
Average Salary – US$65,000
The typical salary of a graduate civil engineer is around £24,000 a year with the lowest being in South West England (£22,000) and the highest being in London (£29,000). A senior civil engineer with many years of experience makes around £53,000 a year.