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Civil Engineers

Civil Engineers - Wages & Trends

Earnings vary greatly based on the civil engineer's level of education. Those with advanced degrees usually earn higher wages. Wages also vary by area of the country.

Benefits vary by employer. Most full-time civil engineers receive benefits such as paid vacation, sick leave, and health insurance. Government employees usually also receive a retirement plan.

Civil engineers (SOC 17-2051)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $33.20 $41.93 $53.05
Yearly $69,053 $87,211 $110,335
    Champaign Area Hourly $33.53 $44.20 $57.43
Yearly $69,743 $91,939 $119,461
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $32.72 $42.36 $49.46
Yearly $68,054 $88,111 $102,874
    Cook County Hourly $32.84 $41.87 $56.22
Yearly $68,312 $87,087 $116,933
    Decatur Area Hourly $34.31 $43.31 $55.41
Yearly $71,364 $90,085 $115,246
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $39.06 $49.76 $72.47
Yearly $81,235 $103,505 $150,737
    Du Page County Hourly $33.47 $40.61 $52.94
Yearly $69,618 $84,472 $110,121
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $32.75 $40.52 $48.63
Yearly $68,123 $84,279 $101,153
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $30.23 $41.43 $49.46
Yearly $62,887 $86,164 $102,869
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $35.81 $44.24 $51.61
Yearly $74,485 $92,028 $107,349
    Lake County Hourly $33.07 $38.67 $49.23
Yearly $68,788 $80,436 $102,405
    McHenry County Hourly $34.07 $40.94 $48.42
Yearly $70,873 $85,149 $100,718
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $31.40 $41.59 $46.87
Yearly $65,304 $86,515 $97,484
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $37.59 $43.70 $49.59
Yearly $78,195 $90,896 $103,153
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $31.97 $39.77 $48.34
Yearly $66,488 $82,715 $100,557
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $31.61 $41.42 $48.21
Yearly $65,747 $86,152 $100,279
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $35.93 $42.63 $48.39
Yearly $74,729 $88,674 $100,645
    Rockford Area Hourly $27.56 $35.09 $43.88
Yearly $57,316 $72,998 $91,269
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $32.87 $42.00 $48.72
Yearly $68,365 $87,361 $101,344
    Springfield Area Hourly $34.36 $43.82 $50.27
Yearly $71,473 $91,154 $104,556
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $34.40 $42.73 $50.82
Yearly $71,543 $88,888 $105,706
    Vermilion County Hourly (1) (1) (1)
Yearly (1) (1) (1)
    Will County Hourly $36.23 $44.43 $54.61
Yearly $75,366 $92,405 $113,592
United States Hourly $32.76 $41.86 $54.60
Yearly $68,130 $87,060 $113,580
(1) Wage estimate isn't available.

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.