The median annual wage of civil engineering technicians was $46,290 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,060, and the top 10 percent earned more than $70,450.
Median annual wages in industries employing the largest numbers of civil engineering technicians in May 2010 were as follows:
|Local government, excluding education and hospitals||$53,100|
|Architectural, engineering, and related services||45,630|
|State government, excluding education and hospitals||42,320|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition