Civil Engineer

by Lucio Chaidez

Civil Engineer's Job

  • Design, supervise, operate, and maintain large construction projects and systems
  • Make structures like roads, buildings, bridges,dams,tunnels, and airports
  • They do complex projects, so specialize on specific areas
  • Work in projects with others
  • Often assisted by civil engineering technicians

Becoming a Civil Engineer

  • Need a bachelor's degree or one of its specialties
  • Specializes in math, statistics, mechanic and systems, fluid dynamics
  • A mix of traditional classroom learning
  • Work in a laboratory
  • Know how to do fieldwork

Civil Engineer Salary

  • Earn $38.14 per hour
  • Median wage is $79,340 annually
  • The lowest 10 percent earn less tan $51,280
  • Top 10 percent earn more than $122,020
  • Typically work full time, and about 1 in 4 worked more tan 40 hours per week