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What salary will I earn as a civil engineer?

Written by: Jack Spence
Published on: 16 May 2018

What Salary will I be paid as a civil engineer? 

Apart from the opportunity to work in an exciting and fulfilling profession being a civil engineer is a well paid career.

The salary you take home will depend on your experience, qualifications and where you are based:salary

  • According to the 2013 Institution of Civil Engineers Salary Survey, the mean basic income of Members was nearly £50,000. 
  • For civil engineers who are not members the mean base salary is £30,450. 
  • For civil engineers based in London this rises to £30,896 
  • For those starting out in the profession, salaries tend to start at £23,500, rising to £26,500 with two years’ experience. 
  • There is a clear value to being chartered. Chartered engineers earn 30% more on average than Incorporated Engineers. If you are looking to get further training then consider choosing an employer who runs a training scheme. See the list here.
  • Salaries vary from country to country. Civil engineers in New Zealand have an average base salary of approximately £35,000.

On top of your base salary your employer will usually provide other in work benefits such as a paying for any training and professional development, a  pension, company car, life insurance, healthcare scheme.

What's my next step?

Take a look at the vacancies available on ICE Recruit!

For more information on developing your career check out the ICE's career and training page here