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Construction & Architecture

Civil Engineers

Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.

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Salary Breakdown

Civil Engineers

Average

$83,570

ANNUAL

$40.18

HOURLY

Entry Level

$55,270

ANNUAL

$26.57

HOURLY

Mid Level

$80,210

ANNUAL

$38.56

HOURLY

Expert Level

$113,730

ANNUAL

$54.68

HOURLY


Projected Jobs

Civil Engineers

4,270

Projected job openings through 2028


Sample Career Roadmap

Civil Engineers

Degree Recommendations


 Purdue University Northwest

 University of Southern Indiana

 University of Southern Indiana

 Purdue University Northwest

 Purdue University West Lafayette

 Purdue University Northwest

 University of Southern Indiana

 University of Southern Indiana

 Purdue University Northwest

 Purdue University West Lafayette


Top Expected Tasks

Civil Engineers


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Civil Engineers

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology

KNOWLEDGE

Building and Construction

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

KNOWLEDGE

Design

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

SKILL

Critical Thinking

SKILL

Active Listening

SKILL

Speaking

SKILL

Mathematics

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

ABILITY

Oral Expression

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

ABILITY

Deductive Reasoning

ABILITY

Inductive Reasoning


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