Entry-Level Chief Engineer Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Chief Engineer earns an average salary of $50,267 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Engineering Design, Project Management, and Systems Engineering.
Entry-Level Chief Engineer Total Pay (?
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$33,542 - $87,283
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $50,267
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Entry-Level Chief Engineer Total Pay (?
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$10.24 - $20.33
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$33,542 - $87,283  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,962  
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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$27,753 - $83,451  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 343
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $20.33  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $30.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,962  
   
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).
)
$27,753 - $83,451  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 343
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Chief Engineer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Chief Engineer in Tulsa:
"Aerospace Engineering."
Take as many relevant training courses as possible. Do not let them tell you that you are too valuable on the job to allow you time away for training. Working to keep the company moving strong causes you to fall behind. Before long you will need to try to find the training on your own outside of work so you are not left behind.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Chief Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
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Project Management
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Systems Engineering
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HVAC System Design
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$46,000
Operations Management
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Facility Maintenance & Coordination
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Maintenance
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Plumbing
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Gender

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Male
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 25%
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