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Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems. Includes architectural, structural, traffic, and geotechnical engineers.


SOC Code 17-2051 - Civil Engineers is a a final level code of the “Architecture and Engineering Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 310,850 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $45.36 and average Annual Wage of $94,360.


Occupation Examples

  • Architectural Engineer
  • Bridge Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Engineer
  • Facilities Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Highway Engineer
  • Hydrographic Engineer
  • Railroad Design Consultant
  • Research Hydraulic Engineer
  • Structural Engineer

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