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Civil Engineering Technicians in Washington

Considering a career as a Civil Engineering Technician in Washington?

6.2% Jobs Projection
$66,500 Median Salary
180 Job Openings

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

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

  • Civil Engineering Technicians in Washington earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Civil Engineering Technicians Work in Washington?

In Washington, there were 1,630 people working as Civil Engineering Technicians in the year 2018.

There were 1,820 Civil Engineering Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 190 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Civil Engineering Technicians in WA Employment Trend

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

Civil Engineering Technicians in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Civil Engineering Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 6.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.9%.

Job Projections for Civil Engineering Technicians: Nation vs. WA

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 180 annual job openings, and 2,050 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Civil Engineering Technicians ranged from $49,730 to $84,080 with $66,500 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $23.91 to $40.42. The median hourly rate was $31.97.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $30.06 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.91.

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

Civil Engineering Technicians Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 760 $68,570
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 580 $65,980
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 200 $63,660
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 140 $61,530
Kennewick-Richland, WA 70 $62,100
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 50 $68,630
Bellingham, WA 30 n/a

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 WA Employment Total
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters 2,550
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 2,300
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 1,010
Environmental Engineering Technicians 450
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 390
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 110


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