Consulting Engineer Salary (United States)

A Consulting Engineer earns an average salary of $100,424 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. A skill in Engineering Design is associated with high pay for this job.
Consulting Engineer Salary (?
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$59,866 - $160,870
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MEDIAN: $100,424
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Consulting Engineer Salary (?
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$20.13 - $148.99
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MEDIAN: $75.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$59,866 - $160,870  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,328  
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $10,000  
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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$61,642 - $181,499  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 188
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$20.13 - $148.99  
   
Overtime
$0.07 - $238.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,328  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $10,000  
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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$61,642 - $181,499  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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 28%
Houston
up arrow 4%
Boston
up arrow 4%
Atlanta
up arrow 4%
National Average
$115,000
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Experience Affects Consulting Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%
Experienced
up arrow 6%
National Average
$115,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 18%
Entry-Level
up arrow 40%

Skills That Affect Consulting Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 5%
Cisco Networking
up arrow 4%
National Average
$115,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 66 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
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 15%
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