Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Chief Engineers with Project Management skills with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average inexperienced worker earns $51K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $64K. Chief Engineers with Project Management skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $78K. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $111K.