A Consulting Engineer earns an average salary of $97,743 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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$55,704 - $157,988
(Median)
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160K
MEDIAN: $97,743
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Consulting Engineer Total Pay (?
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$19.87 - $161.07
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MEDIAN: $82.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$55,704 - $157,988  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,839  
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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$57,518 - $177,698  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$19.87 - $161.07  
   
Overtime
$31.00 - $100.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,839  
   
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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$57,518 - $177,698  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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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.
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
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Houston
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National Average
$110,000
Boston
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Experience Affects Consulting Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
National Average
$110,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
Entry-Level
up arrow 38%

Skills That Affect Consulting Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 13%
Cisco Networking
up arrow 10%
National Average
$110,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 54 votes.
Gender
Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
36%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 13%
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