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Top 10 Highest Paying Civil Engineering Careers


1) Engineering Project Managers Average Salary: $56,250 – $149,729 Education: A civil engineering diploma or degree is required. Job Description: An engineering project manager plans, directs, organizes projects, including preparing proposals, maintaining financial records, product strategy and ensures the project conforms with safety regulations.

2) Senior Civil Engineer Average Salary: $62,000 – $135,732 Education: A bachelor’s degree or civil engineering diploma with related experience is required. Job Description: A civil engineer plans, designs, develops and manages projects to construct or repair buildings, bridges, highways, and other structures.

3) Engineering Managers Average Salary: $95,000 – $125,000 Education: A civil engineering diploma or degree is required. Job Description: An engineering manager plans, directs, organizes, controls and evaluates the activities of the engineering department, project or firm.

4) Civil Engineer Average Salary: $66,000 – $95,000 Education: A bachelor’s degree or civil engineering diploma with related experience is required. Job Description: A civil engineer plans, designs, develops and manages projects to construct or repair buildings, bridges, highways, and other structures.

5) Architect Average Salary: $66,000 – $95,000 Education: Post secondary education required. A bachelors degree or a diploma from a vocational school is preferred, as well as an internship. Job Description: An architect conceptualizes plans and creates designs to construct and renovate commercial, institutional and residential buildings.

6) Engineering Inspectors and Regulatory Officers Average Salary: $66,000 – $95,000 Education: A civil engineering diploma or degree is required. Job Description: Engineering inspectors inspect transportation vehicles, weighing meters, industrial instruments, processes and equipment to ensure they comply with government and industry regulations.

7) Civil Engineering Drafter Average Salary: $31,659 – $81,429 Education: A civil engineering diploma or degree is required. Job Description: Civil drafting technologists and technicians prepare engineering designs and related technical information.

8) Civil Engineering Technologist Average Salary: $53,000 – $66,000 Education: A civil engineering diploma or degree is required. Job Description: A civil engineering technologist develops engineering drawings and designs from concepts and sketches which have already been laid out. They also prepare construction specifications, estimates for the cost of materials and labour, conduct field surveys and inspections, of all types of construction buildings and structures.

9) Civil Engineering Technician Average Salary: $53,000 – $66,000 Education: A civil engineering diploma or degree is required. Job Description: A civil engineering technician assists in developing engineering drawings and specifications and performs other technical duties pertaining to civil engineering.

10) Land Surveyor Average Salary: $53,000 – $66,000 Education: A civil engineering diploma or degree is required. Job Description: Land surveyors plan, direct and conduct legal surveys in order to create and/or determine property boundaries, contours and prepare for drawings, plans, records and official documents.


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