Houston, Los Angeles and Denver remain the top three cities for civil engineers this year, just as they did last year. But what's new? Seattle and the North Carolina Research Triangle area have dropped off the list, while Austin, Texas and Philadelphia are on the rise. Dallas is also quickly becoming a hot spot for civil engineering jobs. According to ASCE, senior geotechnical engineer at Shannon & Wilson in Denver and president of the ASCE Denver branch, the metropolitan area will need the creativity of younger civil engineers to stay competitive.
The head of engineering at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, ASCE, believes that this statement may never be more true than in the post-pandemic era. Chicago is a great place for civil engineers to work, especially those just starting out. The city is planning for its future, which means there's no shortage of work for civil engineers. With one of the busiest airports in the world and an extensive motorway network in need of maintenance and improvement, there will be plenty of jobs for transport engineers too.
Plus, there are lots of cultural activities and events and many civil engineering employers to choose from. If you're not sure what salary you should be looking for as a civil engineer, visit the Indeed Salary Calculator for a free pay range customized to your location, industry, and experience.