A Chief Engineer earns an average salary of $76,740 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are System Architecture, Engineering Design, Systems Engineering, and Program Management.
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$41,347 - $149,975
$41K
$77K
$150K
MEDIAN: $76,740
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$12.72 - $42.60
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,347 - $149,975  
   
Bonus
$30.00 - $20,473  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $22,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,626 - $149,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $42.60  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.37  
Overtime
$17.85 - $65.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$30.00 - $20,473  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $22,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,626 - $149,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 297

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Job Description for Chief Engineer

The chief engineer is generally in charge of building, maintenance, and repairs needed on-site. This position is often a supervisory role, in which the chief engineer works with maintenance subordinates and delegates tasks. Some of the duties of the chief engineer include purchasing materials or equipment, fulfilling budget requirements when ordering supplies, and keeping stock of necessary inventory. The chief engineer must work closely with other managers or supervisors to ensure operations run smoothly and meet standards of safety and cleanliness. This position also requires formulating blueprints and designs to be implemented using machinery and equipment.

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Chief Engineer Tasks

  • Supervise engineering department staff and operations, and provide technical leadership and mentoring from quotation to execution.
  • Secure internal, external, and customer funding and assist in the development, preparation, and implementation of operating and capital budgets, and control of expenditures.
  • Ensure quality assurance for facility and its services.
  • Operate, maintain, and repair equipment and machinery.
  • Develop designs, specifications, and/or software of new product development projects.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Engineer

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National Average: $73,118

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Key Stats for Chief Engineer

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 210 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Chief Engineer Salaries



National Average
$73,000



Skills That Affect Chief Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 210 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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