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2023 Civil Engineering Salary

There are about 43,791 students enrolled in Civil Engineering in the USA.

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College is an important investment for most students. It is important to have confidence you justify your cash outlay. Therefore, we hope the following earnings and career stats help you in deciding your major at college.

In their first year out of school, Civil Engineering majors make $62,596 a year on average, making them the 40th largest earning graduates. Later on in their jobs, they for the most part take home something between $43,164 and $100,570, but average close to $66,078. For context, that is 71% higher than the national average.

The most popular work position for a Civil Engineering graduate is Engineer, which typically make about $59,000; next are Software Engineer and Analyst, which for the most part make near $65,000 and $54,000 respectively.

The Far West has the best paid Civil Engineering graduates. The most well paid state for Civil Engineering graduates is CT. West Coast Conference has the most well paid Civil Engineering graduates of any conference..

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