The median annual wage for civil engineering technicians was $49,260 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $31,400, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $75,550.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for civil engineering technicians in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Local government, excluding education and hospitals
State government, excluding education and hospitals
When civil engineering technicians work at construction sites, their schedules may be subject to factors that affect construction, such as bad weather. In addition, schedules vary with the length and completion of construction projects. Those who work mostly in laboratories to test construction materials have more stable work schedules.
Civil Engineering Technicians
Median annual wages, May 2015
Drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians
Civil engineering technicians
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics