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Civil Engineering Technicians in Texas

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Civil Engineering Technicians in Texas

Is Texas a good place for you to work as a Civil Engineering Technician?

15.1% Jobs Projection
$47,230 Median Salary
1,270 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Civil Engineering Technicians in Texas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Civil Engineering Technicians in Texas is growing faster than average.

  • Civil Engineering Technicians in Texas earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Civil Engineering Technicians Work in Texas?

In Texas, there were 10,230 people working as Civil Engineering Technicians in the year 2018.

There were 11,740 Civil Engineering Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,510 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Civil Engineering Technicians in TX Employment Trend

The typical state has 970 Civil Engineering Technicians working in it, which means Texas has more Civil Engineering Technicians than average.

Civil Engineering Technicians in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Civil Engineering Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 15.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.9%.

Job Projections for Civil Engineering Technicians: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,270 annual job openings, and 13,720 total jobs in 2026 for Civil Engineering Technicians in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 7,200 annual jobs and 81,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Civil Engineering Technicians Make in Texas?

In 2018 wages for Civil Engineering Technicians ranged from $33,750 to $74,750 with $47,230 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.23 to $35.94. The median hourly rate was $22.71.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $21.91 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.80.

The median salary in Texas is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Civil Engineering Technicians Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas Metros for Civil Engineering Technicians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Civil Engineering Technicians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,300 $51,920
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,670 $50,790
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,050 $57,120
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,020 $53,280
El Paso, TX 260 $40,170
Corpus Christi, TX 210 $45,030
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 170 $42,620
College Station-Bryan, TX 140 $40,830
Amarillo, TX 140 $41,400
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 130 $51,130
Waco, TX 120 $42,600
Tyler, TX 120 $47,490
Longview, TX 110 $50,260
Killeen-Temple, TX 100 $39,100
Midland, TX 90 $52,930
Lubbock, TX 90 $44,290
Wichita Falls, TX 80 $45,250
Laredo, TX 80 $52,340
San Angelo, TX 70 $47,290
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 60 $36,670
Sherman-Denison, TX 40 $41,410
Victoria, TX 30 $39,690

Top States for Civil Engineering Technicians Employment

View the list below to see where most Civil Engineering Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 10,230 $47,230
California 7,830 $67,110
Florida 3,510 $49,640
North Carolina 3,190 $47,870
Pennsylvania 2,410 $54,400
Kentucky 2,140 $46,040
Virginia 2,100 $52,020
Minnesota 2,040 $62,650
New York 2,010 $60,260
Wisconsin 1,970 $53,590
Ohio 1,910 $57,720
Tennessee 1,870 $36,850
Illinois 1,710 $65,180
Michigan 1,690 $55,010
Washington 1,630 $66,500
Alabama 1,430 $37,920
Georgia 1,430 $46,380
Colorado 1,370 $56,010
Maryland 1,290 $50,020
Oklahoma 1,130 $48,190

Below are the states where Civil Engineering Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Alaska $73,010
Connecticut $68,290
California $67,110
Washington $66,500
Illinois $65,180
Minnesota $62,650
Oregon $62,620
New York $60,260
New Hampshire $59,100
Ohio $57,720

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation TX Employment Total
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 12,110
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters 7,580
Industrial Engineering Technicians 5,090
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 3,240
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 1,620
Environmental Engineering Technicians 1,240
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 1,000


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