Civil engineering has become one of the most lucrative jobs today. Large numbers of students are taking admission in various top-class engineering colleges around the world. A civil engineer's job not only includes whole lot of challenges and creativity, it also promises a good salary and high positions.
Civil engineering is one of the toughest jobs, involving lots of field work, research and planning. An experienced civil engineer gets a salary starting from around $75,000. A fresher generally gets lesser than what an experienced engineer can demand.
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, a Pennsylvania-based popular non-profit professional association, civil engineering graduates got an average starting salary offer of $52,443, as recorded in April 2010. During recession, when most professionals saw a declining salary range, civil engineers enjoyed a good hike, with civil engineering graduates having a 1.3% salary rise.
Among the top paying states in USA, mention should be made of the District of Columbia that once offered the highest average salary of $94,520 to civil engineers. Other US states where civil engineers gets a good pay-package are Louisiana, offering salary of $88,970, California - salary $87,180, Nevada - $85,820 and Delaware ready to pay $85,710 as salary to the civil engineers.
With experience and skill, salary of civil engineers keeps on rising. The pace of rise is steady unlike that of other professions worldwide. A highly experienced and qualified civil engineer can even demand a remuneration of $120,000 per annum.
In the government sector, the salary of civil engineers is good.