• Civil Engineers
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 83,540
    $57,120 range bar $129,570
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Civil engineers design, construct, supervise, operate and maintain construction projects and systems, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and water supply and sewage systems. Many civil engineers work in design, construction, research, and education.

What do they typically do

  • Test building materials, such as concrete, asphalt, or steel, for use in particular projects
  • Analyze survey reports, maps, and other data to plan projects
  • Perform or oversee surveying operations to establish reference points, grades, and elevations to guide construction
  • Perform or oversee soil testing to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations
  • Use design software to plan and design transportation systems, hydraulic systems, and structures that meet industry and government standards
  • Compile and submit permit applications to local, state, and federal agencies confirming that projects comply with various regulations
  • Provide cost estimates for materials, equipment, or labor to determine a project's economic feasibility
  • Plan project and analyze risks by considering factors like construction costs, government regulations, potential environmental hazards, and other factors in planning stages and risk analysis

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.8%
Job Opening 852

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