The world’s most senior civil engineers are paid well, according to data compiled by Axios and published on Wednesday.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that civil engineers earned an average annual salary of $129,971, or $1,060,600 a year, in 2016, up from $107,092, or about $1.01 per hour in 2015.
Civil engineers work in the fields of water, air, and land, among other fields.
They perform work on a wide variety of projects, from repairing highways to building bridges, tunnels, and dams.
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports, however, that engineers working on bridges and tunnels earn an average of $108,000 a year.
The top-paid civil engineers in the US are:The top 10 highest-paid engineers in 2016The top 20 highest-paying civil engineers at $129K per yearThe top 50 highest-earning civil engineers per yearSource: BLSCivil Engineers’ Average Annual Salary (US Bureau of Economic Analysis)A survey conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and conducted by Axiom Consulting found that more than half of US engineers have made at least $100,000 in their careers, with about 40% of them making more than $150,000.
The survey also found that the average annual pay of the top 50% of engineers in America is $109,000, and the top 10% make more than that.
The report also found the average salary of an engineer in the top 5% of earners was $112,000 per year, or roughly $4,300 a month.
The average salary for a civil engineer in New York City is $108K, the report found.
The top 10 earners in the city earned about $7.6 million annually, or approximately $4.2 million.
The Top 10 Highest-Paid Civil Engineers in the United StatesIn addition to the top-paying engineers, the top earners also include engineers who work on bridges, dams, power lines, and other types of infrastructure projects, according the survey.
The highest- paid civil engineer is the New York Civil Engineering Association (NYCAE) at $108.5 million, which works in New Jersey, Virginia, and New York.
The average salary is $98,946 per year.
The NYCAE is one of the largest engineering associations in the country, according a 2014 report from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
The bottom 10 lowest-paid professionals earned an annual salary about $60,000 and earned about 6% of their total compensation.
These professionals work in New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, Utah and Washington.
In the top 25 most-expensive professions, engineers earned about one-third of the average earnings, or an average salary about 10 times the average of the lowest-earner professions, according Axiom.
The list of the highest-priced civil engineering professions includes:Construction: $111,904 per yearIndustrial Engineering: $119,818 per yearMechanical and Electrical: $133,095 per yearChemical Engineering:$137,542 per yearElectrician/Plumber: $145,826 per yearConstruction Materials and Engineering: a minimum of $140,000 annuallyConstruction: construction or material handling $110,000-$120,000Industrial: electrical work or manufacturing $100-$150,0000Mechanical: electricians $60-$90,000Electrician: electrician/plumber $40-$70,000Chemical: chemical engineers $40-100,0000Construction Materials: $40,000-50,000Mechanical (Construction): $40K-50K per dayElectrical: electrical equipment or equipment repair $20,000 to $30,000In terms of the salaries of the employees, the median salary was $78,000 for a professional engineer, the highest in the profession, the Axiom survey found.
The median salary for the lowest paid civil engineering employees was $27,000 ($42,000 excluding overtime), the report said.