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.
|Salary||$54,184 - $147,726|
|Bonus||$507 - $20,811|
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|$55,254 - $164,920|
|Hourly Rate||$33.46 - $92.83|
|Bonus||$507 - $20,811|
|Total Pay (||$55,254 - $164,920|
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.Read More...
Most of consulting engineers' work is done independently, but coordination with clients and their employees is frequent; this ranges from working with internal consultants and employees to high level management. Hours for the positions are usually limited to general business hours, but flexibility may be required. Aside from travel, most work is done in an indoor office environment with minimal physical requirements associated with the job.
A bachelor's degree in an engineering field is usually considered the minimum educational requirement. Most positions also require five or more years of experience working with technology companies in a management position and, in some cases, hands-on experience with the technology being used. Interpersonal, writing, analysis, and communication skills are also necessary.
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.
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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