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Florida Tech College Salary ReportThe current College Salary Report ranks Florida Tech graduates' mid-career median salaries in first place among Florida universities. Other national universities with salaries for graduates similar to Florida Tech's include Columbia, Yale, Brown and Johns Hopkins.

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Civil Engineering Careers

Work in Urban Planning, Infrastructure or Utilities Management

After completing the master's or doctoral civil engineering program at Florida Tech, graduates are able to use their subject matter expertise to embark on any number of civil engineering careers.

With their knowledge of mathematics, mechanics (study of forces) and materials, employers hire engineers to provide a range of duties in jobs such as urban planning, design of large construction projects (i.e. highways, airports, bridges), survey and permit application oversight, management of repair or replacement of public and private infrastructure, testing of building materials and more.

With any of the specializations in the field, graduates can secure civil engineering careers that focus on a particular area such as geotechnical engineers that concentrate on how structures interact with the earth, or how slopes, retaining walls and tunnels are designed.

Career Outlook

Employers with opportunities in civil engineering careers include private architectural, land development, environmental and other civil engineering firms, as well as government agencies or the military. Many civil engineers hold supervisory or administrative positions, while others choose to work in design, construction and research or education. Civil engineers work in collaborative environments that often include other professionals such as geologists and mechanical engineers.

Employment for civil engineers is expected to grow 7 percent from 2014 – 2024 due to aging infrastructure. While government funding is often the source for civil engineering projects, privately funded projects also continue to create job demand. Additionally, while jobs can be pursued, many students choose to continue their education and earn a Ph.D.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), provides information about specific jobs including median annual pay, working conditions and job outlook, among other things. Check the handbook for further information on civil engineering careers.

Career Options

The positions and job duties offered in the industry ranges depending on the needs of that industry. Opportunities can include:

  • Civil Engineer
  • Director of Utilities
  • Design Engineer
  • Urban and Regional Planning Manager
  • Wastewater Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Private Consultant
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Water Resources Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer

Entry-Level Salary Expectations

Entry-level salaries are reported by PayScale.com to be $53,800 with opportunity to grow to $88,800. Payscale.com is an online salary information company that helps people obtain accurate real-time information on job market compensation.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook reports median wages for civil engineers of $79,340 (May, 2012). Check PayScale.com or the American Society of Civil Engineers for the latest information on civil engineering careers.

Potential Employers

Local and national engineering firms that have hired Florida Tech graduates include:

  • Allan and Conrad, Inc.
  • Ardaman & Associates, Inc.
  • Bechtel
  • Boueri Engineers, Inc.
  • Bowman Engineers
  • BRPH Architects & Engineers
  • CH2M Hill
  • City of Palm Bay, Brevard County
  • GeoSyntec Consultants
  • Edward J. Haeck Landscape Architects
  • Jones Edmonds Engineering
  • Kimley Horn & Associates
  • Miller Sellen Conner & Walsh, Inc.
  • Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport
  • NASA
  • Quantitative Environmental Analysis
  • Saint John's River Water Management District
  • STV Group
  • Tensor Engineering
  • Turner Construction
  • VHBA