How to Get Your First Salary as a Civil Engineer
When you’re a civil engineer, you might think you’re making a lot of money, but the truth is, your first job as a civil engineering engineer is not that lucrative.
That’s because most of the jobs you’ll find on the job market for civil engineers are pretty much guaranteed to pay less than the average salary in the U.S. According to a new report from the Center for Labor Markets Research at Northwestern University, just 4% of civil engineers have jobs at companies that earn less than $30,000 per year, which is a full 10% below the average of $60,000.
This means that a typical civil engineer will earn less that $20,000 for his first year of work.
But even if you’re earning that same amount, you’re still likely to make a lot more than that.
A typical civil engineering job pays an average of just over $120,000, while a typical government engineer job pays about $150,000 to $180,000 annually.
While that’s a lot, it’s still a lot less than what many engineers earn, according to the report.
In fact, civil engineers earn about half as much as their government counterparts in terms of average annual salary, which can make them a great target for employers looking to hire new talent.
To get the most out of your civil engineering career, it helps to be familiar with some of the top salaries in the industry.
The Top 10 Civil Engineers Salaries Around the World Civil engineers are one of the most coveted positions in the United States, and while the U,S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics does not track how much engineers make in the field, we did find some interesting data.
For the sake of comparison, the average annual wage of a government engineer in the country is about $80,000 (as of 2016), which is more than the $80k per year civil engineer makes in the US.
If you were to add in the salaries of all of the U.,S.
engineers working in the same field, the figure rises to about $160,000 yearly.
This is even more impressive when you consider that civil engineers in the world make up just 5% of the total workforce in the countries they work in, so it’s easy to see why there are so few of them.
The next most popular job in the civil engineering field is the chemical engineer, with about $130,000 a year to their name.
This type of engineer is often seen as a higher paying job than the chemical engineering, but they still make an average annual compensation of about $100,000 according to BLS data.
This could make them an ideal candidate for companies looking to recruit new talent and increase their overall compensation.
If all you’re interested in doing as a chemical engineer is making money, then you’ll want to check out the job board at the University of Virginia to get a better sense of the salaries available in the discipline.
The final category that you’ll likely want to keep an eye on is the mechanical engineer, which pays a lot.
This category includes the most common types of engineering jobs in the business world.
According the BLS, the mechanical engineers in this job category earn an average yearly salary of $90,000 and have a median starting salary of just under $100.
This makes them a perfect candidate for large companies looking for more qualified engineers who can help them grow their businesses.
The only thing that might be keeping them from getting paid as much money as a regular engineer is that they tend to have higher salaries.
So if you want to take advantage of some of these great job opportunities, it might be best to apply early and get into a position where you can get paid more than $100 per hour.
That said, if you don’t think that you’re worth that much money, you could always consider getting a part-time job that pays less.
You could work at a coffee shop, or as a barista.
But, there are also other great jobs out there that could get you into the middle class and earn you as much, if not more, than a full-time civil engineer.
The Next Steps After you’ve figured out what career you want, you need to figure out how to pay for it.
The best way to pay your civil engineer bills is to use a combination of credit cards and money orders.
If that sounds like a lot to you, think again.
It’s all part of the reason why there is such a high demand for engineers.
While a lot can go wrong when you’re not in the right position to handle all of your financial obligations, it won’t be much worse if you take the right steps to make sure that you can meet your financial needs.
This post was written by Emily Levenson, a junior at Northwestern’s School of Information and Technology.
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