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Chief Engineer Salary with Project Management skills (United States)

With somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Chief Engineers with Project Management skills reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $41K to $160K per year and averages out to $83K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $20K and $69K, respectively — total cash payment to Chief Engineers with Project Management skills can bottom out near $41K or peak near $160K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Chief Engineer with Project Management skills Salary (?
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$43,816 - $152,847
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MEDIAN: $83,373
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Chief Engineer with Project Management skills Salary (?
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$10.19 - $44.67
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$43,816 - $152,847  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,845  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $69,043  
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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$41,243 - $159,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 357
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$10.19 - $44.67  
   
Overtime
$18.42 - $59.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,845  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $69,043  
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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$41,243 - $159,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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.
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.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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Chicago
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New York
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National Average
$84,000
San Francisco
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Phoenix
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Seattle
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Miami
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Denver
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Chief Engineers with Project Management skills, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Chief Engineers with Project Management skills will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+19 percent) and New York (+8 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Denver is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Miami and Seattle earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 15 percent less, respectively).
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Experience Affects Chief Engineer with Project Management skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%
National Average
$84,000
Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 14%