Consulting Engineer Salary

Total annual pay for Consulting Engineers is approximately $115K, and commissions account for a significant portion of this final number — nearly two in five on average. With some bonuses approaching $30K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $13K, overall incomes of Consulting Engineers spread between $59K and $182K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Consulting Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$56,753 - $162,021
(Median)
$57K
$100K
$160K
MEDIAN: $101,575
10%
50%
90%

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$20.61 - $135.74
(Median)
$21
$73
$140
MEDIAN: $73.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$56,753 - $162,021  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,765  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $12,500  
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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$59,204 - $182,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 231
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.61 - $135.74  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $106.65  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,765  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $12,500  
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).
)
$59,204 - $182,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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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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Survey takers who work as Consulting Engineers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Project Management, and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts ranging from 3 percent to 8 percent.

Pay by Experience Level for Consulting Engineer

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Consulting Engineers. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $68K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $97K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $125K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $149K.

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Experience Affects Consulting Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$115,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Entry-Level
up arrow 41%

Skills That Affect Consulting Engineer Salaries


Project Management
up arrow 6%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 3%

National Average
$115,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 13%