How much does a Geotechnical Engineer I make in the United States? The average Geotechnical Engineer I salary in the United States is $73,440 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $66,725 and $78,253. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Geotechnical Engineer I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Geotechnical Engineer I Salary $60,612 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Geotechnical Engineer I Salary $66,725 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Geotechnical Engineer I Salary $73,440 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Geotechnical Engineer I Salary $78,253 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Geotechnical Engineer I Salary $82,635 US May 28, 2024
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What skills does a Geotechnical Engineer I need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Consulting: Providing technical or business expertise and advice to internal or external clients.

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Geology: Geology is the science that studies the Earth's physical structure and substances, the history of rocks, the processes that act on them and the most economic way to use the world's resources.

3.

Design Engineering: Creating a system, component, or process to develop new products and systems.

Consulting 9.77%
Geology 2.81%
Design Engineering 1.66%
Others 85.76%
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Job Description for Geotechnical Engineer I

Geotechnical Engineer I prepares and inspects projects involving drilling and exploration. Responsible for geological mapping, report writing, site characterization, numerical modeling and analysis of excavations/supports. Being a Geotechnical Engineer I requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. To be a Geotechnical Engineer I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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  • Job Description. Ninyo & Moore’s Salt Lake City, Utah office has an immediate opening for a Chief Geotechnical Engineer/Manager position. The candidate wil...
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  • Amentum is seeking a Consulting Civil Engineer II (Geotechnical) to be based in our Oak Ridge, TN location. The Consulting Engineer is responsible for prov...
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Career Path for Geotechnical Engineer I

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For Geotechnical Engineer I, the upper level is Geotechnical Engineer II and then progresses to Geotechnical Engineer IV.

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Geotechnical Engineer I salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Geotechnical Engineer I, the highest Geotechnical Engineer I salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Geotechnical Engineer I salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Geotechnical Engineer I salary is in Miami, FL, where the Geotechnical Engineer I salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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Skills associated with Geotechnical Engineer I: Modeling numerical, Construction Site Inspection, Geospatial (GIS) Analysis, Engineering Assessment Report

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