All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $87,940
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $33.10
    Median: $42.29
    Experienced: $51.04
  • Growth (2014-2019)9%
  • Openings (2014-2019)190
  • Current Employment 4,447
  • Projected Employment 4,604
  • Typical Entry-level Education Bachelor's degree

Civil Engineers

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Civil Engineering
  • AutoCAD
  • Construction Management
  • Scheduling
  • Inspection
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Planning
  • Communication
  • Writing
  • Project Management
  • Organization

occupational tasks

  • Inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety or sanitation standards
  • Compute load and grade requirements, water flow rates, or material stress factors to determine design specifications
  • Provide technical advice to industrial or managerial personnel regarding design, construction, or program modifications or structural repairs
  • Test soils or materials to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations, concrete, asphalt, or steel
  • Manage and direct the construction, operations, or maintenance activities at project site

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)