Consulting Engineer Salary

Consulting Engineers in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $89K per year on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience and the specific company. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Consulting Engineers (85 percent) survey respondents are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$54,184 - $147,726
$54K
$89K
$150K
MEDIAN: $89,087
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$33.46 - $92.83
$33
$60
$93
MEDIAN: $60.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$54,184 - $147,726  
   
Bonus
$507 - $20,811  
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
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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$55,254 - $164,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$33.46 - $92.83  
   
Overtime
$58.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$507 - $20,811  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
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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$55,254 - $164,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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

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

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Popular Employer Salaries for Consulting Engineer


Cisco Systems Inc offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $119K.

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
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Consulting Engineer Salaries

▲42%

▲18%

National Average
$100,000

▼1%

▼36%

Skills That Affect Consulting Engineer Salaries

Project Management
▲21%


National Average
$100,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 15%
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