Chief Engineer Salary

A Chief Engineer earns an average salary of $75,510 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Engineering Design, Systems Engineering, Program Management, and Project Management.
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$40,761 - $149,428

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$12.41 - $41.20

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$40,761 - $149,428  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,141  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $29,479  
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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$35,745 - $153,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,717
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$12.41 - $41.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.01 - $2.61  
Overtime
$15.00 - $62.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,141  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $29,479  
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).
)
$35,745 - $153,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 334
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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

  • Operate, maintain, and repair equipment and machinery.
  • Develop designs, specifications, and/or software of new product development projects.
  • Ensure quality assurance for facility and its services.
  • 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.

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Experience Affects Chief Engineer Salaries



National Average
$72,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 387 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
32%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 17%
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