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Chief Engineer Salary with Project Management skills

Chief Engineers with Project Management skills tend to be well-versed in their field, and more than two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $82K per year, but may range from $40K to $155K per year. Cash earnings for Chief Engineers with Project Management skills — including $19K in bonuses and $30K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $40K to $155K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Chief Engineers with Project Management skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$42,742 - $151,505
(Median)
$43K
$82K
$150K
MEDIAN: $81,656
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50%
90%

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$10.34 - $44.14
(Median)
$10
$19
$44
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$42,742 - $151,505  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,368  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $30,201  
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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$40,459 - $155,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 404
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $44.14  
   
Overtime
$18.23 - $58.73  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,368  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $30,201  
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).
)
$40,459 - $155,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Engineer with Project Management skills

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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $47K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $63K. For Chief Engineers with Project Management skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $79K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $108K.

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Experience Affects Chief Engineer with Project Management skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

National Average
$82,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%

Entry-Level
up arrow 42%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 15%
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