The Top 15 highest-paying jobs in civil engineering

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that focuses on the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment. This profession is responsible for the completion of projects in public works departments, for example, the roads we drive on, airports we fly into, and sewerage systems we use.

So which companies are hiring for $100K  jobs in civil engineering the most? Ladders put together a list of the 15 companies hiring the most $100K+ jobs currently in this exciting field using data from its continuously updated database of high-paying jobs.

1. Comcast: 600

Comcast Corporation is an American global mass media and telecommunications conglomerate that is the largest broadcasting and cable television company in the world by revenue. The highest paying job titles at Comcast include Software Engineer, Account Executive, and Enterprise Sales Executive.

2. Northrop Grumman: 401

Northrop Grumman Corporation is an American global aerospace and defense technology company formed by Northrops 1994 purchase of Grumman. The organization was just awarded a $70 million, 28-month contract to transform the software development process for the U.S. Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System to an agile development framework.

3. Lockheed Martin: 397

Lockheed Martin, the security and aerospace company that’s over a hundred years old, has become a dominant player in the unique industry. Mentorship and diversity are extremely important to the 105,000 employee organization.

4. Leidos Holdings: 331

Leidos, the research company with more than 33,000 employees, provides scientific, engineering, systems integration, and technical services in four key markets: civil, defense, health, and intelligence.

“The secret to our success is our people,” Leidos CEO Roger Krone told Ladders. “We have more than 33,000 employees worldwide, 40% holding degrees in STEM fields, and more than 1,000 with Ph.Ds. That’s an intellectual advantage we have. My job is to give them resources and get out of the way.”

5. Boeing: 320

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. The highest paying job titles at Boeing include Software Engineer, Systems Engineer, and Electrical Design Engineer.

6. The Aerospace Corporation: 257

The Aerospace Corporation is a California nonprofit corporation that operates a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) headquartered in El Segundo, California. The corporation provides technical guidance and advice on all aspects of space missions to military, civil, and commercial customers to assure space mission success.

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7. ManTech International: 221

Founded in 1968, ManTech International is an American defense contracting firm that provides mission-focused technology solutions and services for U.S. defense, intelligence community and federal civilian agencies.

The highest paying job titles at ManTech International include Software Developer, Software Engineer, and Systems Engineer.

8. Stantec: 216

Stantec, an international professional services company in the design and consulting industry, brings together 22,000 designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers working in over 400 locations across six continents.

9. Wood: 181

Wood is an Environment & Infrastructure Solutions company that delivers project, engineering and technical services in energy, industry, and the built environment. The organization operates in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people worldwide.

The highest paying job titles at Wood include Civil Engineer, Project Manager, and Geotechnical Engineer.

10. CBRE: 172

CBRE Group, one of the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm,  is a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company. The organization was named 23 on the Investor’s Business Daily’s Top 50 Best Environmental, Social & Governance Companies.

11.  State of California: 168

The highest paying job titles with the State of California include Counsel, Registered Nurse (RN), and Social Services Director.

12. AECOM Technology Corporation: 151

Founded in 1990, AECOM is an American multinational engineering firm that is 157 on the 2019 Fortune 500 list. AECOM has approximately 87,000 employees and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

13. Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated: 147

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, or JLL, is a professional services and investment management company specializing in real estate. The highest paying job titles at Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated include Facilities Manager, Maintenance Manager, and Mobile Software Engineer.

14. Bechtel: 143

Headquartered in San Francisco, Bechtel Corporation is the largest construction and civil engineering company in the United States. Its highest paying job titles are Superintendent, Senior Electrical Engineer, and Control Systems Engineer.

15. Jacobs Engineering: 116

Jacobs Engineering was just selected by NASA as the sole provider to continue architect-engineer environmental engineering services at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and other NASA centers and installations.