An Entry-Level Chief Engineer earns an average salary of $50,213 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Engineering Design and Systems Engineering.

$30,213 - $82,579
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$83K
MEDIAN: $50,213
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$11.58 - $24.61
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MEDIAN: $15.54
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,213 - $82,579  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,896  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$27,387 - $78,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $24.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.19  
Overtime
$17.26 - $51.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,896  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$27,387 - $78,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Chief Engineer in Colchester:
"Constantly striving to improve the guest experience."
Be punctual, dress appropriately, be well-groomed, exude a positive attitude, smile and don't hesitate to greet a guest and engage them in pleasant conversation.

Chief Engineer in Duluth:
"Early work action."
Higher smart people with special skills and when necessary pay them more than you get paid to get difficult things done.

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.

Key Stats for Chief Engineer

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
069
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
28%
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Skills That Affect Chief Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 48%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 9%

Team Leadership
up arrow 8%

Operations Management
up arrow 6%

People Management
up arrow 3%

Program Management
up arrow 2%

HVAC System Design
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 1%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Maintenance
up arrow 10%

Plumbing
up arrow 16%

HVAC
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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