Chief Engineer with Project Management Skills Salary

Salaries for Chief Engineers with Project Management skills average out at around $81K per year, but San Diego employers pay the most, offering approximately $194K on average. Chief Engineers with Project Management skills will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+68 percent), Los Angeles (+59 percent), Houston (+55 percent), and Chicago (+39 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$46,070 - $158,460
$46K
$81K
$160K
MEDIAN: $81,053
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$13.04 - $45.03
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$21
$45
MEDIAN: $21.32
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$46,070 - $158,460  
   
Bonus
$98.63 - $24,534  
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $30,913  
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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$40,566 - $168,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 265
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$13.04 - $45.03  
   
Overtime
$20.53 - $66.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$98.63 - $24,534  
   
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $30,913  
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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$40,566 - $168,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $50K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $63K on average. Chief Engineers with Project Management skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $87K. Chief Engineers with Project Management skills with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $101K.

Key Stats for Chief Engineer

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
43%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Chief Engineer Salaries

▲30%

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$78,000

Mid-Career
▼20%

Entry-Level
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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