Graduate Civil Engineers in India drew average entry level salary of Rs.264,000 per annum in 2015. IIT Delhi recorded the highest civil engineer placement with salary offer of Rs.1,600,000. It is seen that Salary increases by three fold as they gather experience of 4-5 years provided they give a consistent performance. The grey area is that many civil engineers from average institutions either don’t get a job offer in the first year of their graduation or take odd jobs for survival.

One of the most significant disciplines of engineering, civil engineering primarily deals with the construction, design and sustenance of the physically and the naturally built environment. The various sub disciplines are:

Construction Technology / Engineering Waste Management
Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering Air & Noice Studies
Transportation Engineering Railway Civil Engineering
Structural Engineering Groundwater
Rock Engineering and Underground structures Water Resource System
Water Resource Engineering Remote Sensing
Surveying Water Power Engineering
Soil Mechanics Pollution- air, water, soil
RC Design Geo Informatics
Hydraulics Solid waste engineering
Steel Design Urban and rural transportation planning
Public Transport System design Town Planning

Civil Engineer Salary : Based on Experience


The annual range of salaries heads a consistent north with the growing work experience of the individual at the concern. Here’s a look:

Experience Annual Average Salaries
Less than a year INR 118,669 – INR 591,330
1-4 years INR 152,836 – INR 534,581
5-9 years INR 216,388 – INR 853,257
10-19 years INR269,049 – INR 1,223,515
20 years or more INR292,701 – INR 1,834,723

Civil Engineer Salary : Based on Cities

The average salary range of the civil engineers that is something around INR 177,484 – INR 954, 376 has certain variations influenced by the different costs of living in different cities as well.

Cities Annual Average Salaries
Pune, Maharashtra INR 177,539 – INR 844,299
Bangalore, Karnataka INR 175,927 – INR 745,725
New Delhi, Delhi INR 203,472 – INR 1,000,000
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh INR 192,707 – INR 932,818
Mumbai, Maharashtra INR 154,563 – INR 875,594

Civil Engineer Salary: Based Degree or Certification

The academic qualification earned by the civil engineers is one of the most important factors governing their salaries. Here’s a detailed look:

Certification or Degree Annual Average Salaries
Technical Diploma, Civil Engineering INR 282,000 – INR 650,000
EIT or Engineer in Training INR 136,113 – INR 560,661
Associate's Degree INR 176,410 – INR 710,042
Certified Professional Engineer or PE INR 181,085 – INR 867,369
Master of Engineering, Structural Engineering INR 325,449 – INR 732,503
Chartered Civil Engineer: MICE (Institution of Civil Engineers) INR 600,000 – INR 3,000,000
Bachelor Engineering INR 423,000 – INR 870,000
Higher National Diploma (HND), Civil Engineering INR 181,453 – INR 935,147
Diploma, Civil Engineering INR 179,399 – INR 699,508
Bachelor's Degree INR 178,264 – INR 830,541
MBA or Master of Business Administration INR 530,623 – INR 1,623,714

Civil Engineer Salary: Based on Industry

The demand for several engineers generally remains consistently high in different industries. The little variations in demand might be treated as one of the important factors influencing salary ranges.

Industry Annual Average Salaries
Project Management Consulting INR 180,000 – INR 1,028,294
Civil Engineering Construction INR 122,281 – INR 723,462
Oil & Gas INR 179,598 – INR 1,107,378
Residential Building Construction INR 147,902 – INR 722,863
Real Estate Development INR 120,805 – INR 821,114
Civil Engineering Services INR 184,878 – INR 1,193,477

Civil Engineer Salary: Based on Skills

The skills or specialties attained by different civil engineers result in variations in salary ranges offered to them. Here is a more detailed look:

Skills Annual Average Salaries
Autocad 2000i INR 174,640 – INR 683,976
Project Management INR 186,684 – INR 850,209
Microsoft Excel INR 175,319 – INR 730,790
AutoDesk INR 145,969 – INR 587,228
Microsoft Word INR 158,943 – INR 709,192
Project INR 195,546 – INR 730,640
Engineering Design INR 175,874 – INR 1,200,182

Civil Engineer Salary: Based on Gender

Here is a brief look at the salaries paid by types of employers hiring the services of civil engineers

Type of Employers Annual Average Salaries
Government INR 177,539 – INR 877,065
Company INR 174,697 – INR 861,151
Contract INR 139,620 – INR 3,973,172
College or University INR 98,043 – INR 1,174,457
Others INR 139,620 – INR 621,879

Annual Average Salaries of civil engineer based on Gender
Here is a look at the gender based salaries of civil engineers.

Gender Annual Average Salaries
Female INR 147,949 – INR 571,625
Male INR 177,248 – INR 893,522

Civil Engineer Salary and Other Benefits

The comprehensive range of benefits listed below makes the overall bucket of perks quite impressive for the civil engineers:

  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Room and Board
  • Life Insurance/ Disability
  • Private Medical Insurance (PMI)
  • Company car
  • Paid holiday

*Salaries are subject to change with time and without prior notice.