Chief Engineer with Project Management Skills Salary

More than two-thirds of Chief Engineers with Project Management skills have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $40K to $161K per year, but median earnings come to around $82K annually. Cash earnings for Chief Engineers with Project Management skills — which occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $31K from profit sharing — stretch from around $40K to approximately $161K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Chief Engineers with Project Management skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$43,247 - $154,550
(Median)
$43K
$82K
$150K
MEDIAN: $81,831
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90%

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$11.59 - $43.30
(Median)
$12
$20
$43
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$43,247 - $154,550  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,134  
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $30,639  
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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$40,378 - $161,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 487
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$11.59 - $43.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.23  
Overtime
$18.56 - $63.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,134  
   
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $30,639  
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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$40,378 - $161,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Chief Engineers with Project Management skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $46K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $61K. On average, Chief Engineers with Project Management skills make $80K following one to two decades on the job. Chief Engineers with Project Management skills who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $106K.

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Experience Affects Chief Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

National Average
$81,000

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 25%

Entry-Level
up arrow 43%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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