Civil Engineers


Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, water and sewage systems, and waste disposal units. Include architectural, structural, traffic, ocean, and geo-technical engineers. Exclude 'Hydrologists' (19-2043).


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Engineering & Architectural Services
  2. Electric Services

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 3,370 28.85 20.71 32.91 60,000 43,070 68,460
Joplin MSA 60 28.30 19.44 32.74 58,870 40,430 68,100
Columbia MSA 50 28.08 21.20 31.52 58,410 44,100 65,570
Springfield MSA 90 24.89 16.33 29.16 51,760 33,960 60,660
Kansas City* 1,260 29.22 20.64 33.51 60,782 42,931 69,707
Central Region* 190 26.89 18.81 30.92 55,925 39,129 64,323
Northwest Region* 50 26.18 22.51 28.02 54,458 46,829 58,272
Ozark Region* 100 25.15 16.65 29.39 52,303 34,642 61,133
South Central Region* 20 21.70 18.12 23.49 45,138 37,681 48,866
Southwest Region* 70 27.82 19.29 32.09 57,868 40,116 66,743
St. Charles* 180 28.89 21.16 32.76 60,096 44,008 68,140
St. Louis City* 540 30.00 22.06 33.97 62,401 45,885 70,659
St. Louis County* 740 29.16 21.52 32.98 60,645 44,755 68,590
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 40 22.36 15.13 25.97 46,506 31,470 54,024

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 3,070 3,290 220 7.17 70 Great
Kansas City MSA 1,670 1,820 150 8.98 41 Good
St Louis MSA 1,590 1,650 60 3.77 31 Good
Northeast Region* 60 50 -10 -16.67 1 Caution
Northwest Region* 60 60 .00 1 Caution
Ozark Region* 130 150 20 15.38 4 Good
South Central Region* 40 40 .00 1 Caution
Southeast Region* 70 70 .00 1 Caution
Southwest Region* 60 70 10 16.67 1 Caution

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Bachelor's degree in one of the following
Civil Engineering, General
Transportation and Highway Engineering
Water Resources Engineering
Civil Engineering, Other