Head of Civil Engineering Salary in the United States

How much does a Head of Civil Engineering make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Head of Civil Engineering in the United States is $128 as of May 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $114 and $147. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Provides strategic leadership for civil engineering projects and teams. Ensures objectives and decision-making align with the overall organizational short-term and long-term goals. Oversees resource allocation and key staffing decisions. Assess and evaluates new business opportunities and makes recommendations about new business. Establishes rigorous policies and procedures to attain consistent regulatory compliance and to facilitate quality, safety, and productivity in operations. Has deep and broad engineering knowledge and experience. Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent. May require Professional Engineer License (PE). Typically reports to top management. Manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2023 Salary.com)

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