Consulting Engineer Salary (United States)

A Consulting Engineer earns an average salary of $99,255 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. A skill in Engineering Design is associated with high pay for this job.
Consulting Engineer Total Pay (?
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$58,242 - $159,950
(Median)
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160K
MEDIAN: $99,254
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Consulting Engineer Total Pay (?
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$19.39 - $153.96
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MEDIAN: $76.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$58,242 - $159,950  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,730  
Profit Sharing
$2,916 - $5,139  
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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$59,390 - $180,985  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 201
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$19.39 - $153.96  
   
Overtime
$31.00 - $100.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,730  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,916 - $5,139  
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).
)
$59,390 - $180,985  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Consulting Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
up arrow 31%
Houston
up arrow 6%
Atlanta
up arrow 6%
National Average
$113,000
Boston
up arrow 7%
Dallas
up arrow 9%
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Experience Affects Consulting Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
National Average
$113,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 16%
Entry-Level
up arrow 39%

Skills That Affect Consulting Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 7%
Cisco Networking
up arrow 6%
National Average
$113,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 14%
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