Consulting Engineer Salary

Consulting Engineers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $92K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. In the world of Consulting Engineers, overall income ranges from $56K near the bottom to $160K at the top; this can include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $26K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but career length and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Men account for the majority of Consulting Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 83 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Consulting Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,103 - $143,304
$55K
$92K
$140K
MEDIAN: $91,779
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50%
90%

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$33.46 - $97.44
$33
$60
$97
MEDIAN: $60.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$55,103 - $143,304  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $20,033  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $25,826  
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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$56,248 - $160,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$33.46 - $97.44  
   
Overtime
$58.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$493.16 - $20,033  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $25,826  
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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$56,248 - $160,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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Job Description for Consulting Engineer

A consulting engineer consults companies on technical subjects to optimize profitability and efficiency. Depending on the companies' exact field, specialized knowledge may be required to perform daily operations such as troubleshooting problems, recommending tools and software, evaluating procedures and methods, and providing budgeting advice. Positions for consulting engineers be available internally (limiting work to one company) or be with a wide variety of customers. Either way, there is great potential for regular travel and/or teleconferencing work with remote offices and locations.

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Consulting Engineer Tasks

  • Test and debug applications, and analyze or troubleshoot problems escalated to engineering.
  • Design, program, and implement new features or improvements to the systems.
  • Consult with engineers and operations team to provide technical expertise or operational recommendations.
  • Evaluate current processes technology and identify key areas for improvement.

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Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Cisco Systems Inc offers the most; Consulting Engineers earn $119K on average there.

Pay by Experience Level for Consulting Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Consulting Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Consulting Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 51 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Consulting Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Consulting Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 52 salaries. A Consulting Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $142,000 based on 38 salaries.

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Key Stats for Consulting Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Consulting Engineer Salaries

▲41%

▲17%

National Average
$101,000

▼2%

▼36%

Skills That Affect Consulting Engineer Salaries

Project Management
▲20%


National Average
$101,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 13%