Licensed Professional Engineer Salary

Earnings for Licensed Professional Engineers in the United States come in at around $69K per year on average. With some bonuses approaching $12K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $18K, overall incomes of Licensed Professional Engineers spread between $54K and $117K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Licensed Professional Engineers. The vast majority (87 percent) of Licensed Professional Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$51,976 - $101,050
(Median)
$52K
$69K
$100K
MEDIAN: $68,783
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90%

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$23.35 - $72.72
(Median)
$23
$32
$73
MEDIAN: $32.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,976 - $101,050  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,350  
Profit Sharing
$497.49 - $17,764  
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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$53,652 - $117,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.35 - $72.72  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $43.56  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,350  
   
Profit Sharing
$497.49 - $17,764  
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).
)
$53,652 - $117,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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Job Description for Licensed Professional Engineer

Licensed professional engineers work in a range of industrial fields, including oil/gas and chemicals, by designing, creating, and implementing various instrumentation and control mechanisms for operation within these fields.

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Licensed Professional Engineer Tasks

  • Conduct site surveys, document requirements and work with clients to determine needs.
  • Know, utilize and enforce standards, including material tolerances and local codes.
  • Identify, resolve and document problems and coordinate solutions.
  • Utilize software to create engineering drawings, specifications and documentation.
  • Work with other teams and clients to deliver quality designs and products.

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Popular Skills for Licensed Professional Engineer


Professional skills reported by Licensed Professional Engineers are few in number. Those who have experience with Project Management, Engineering Design, and AutoCAD can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those familiar with AutoCAD also tend to know Project Management.

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Experience Affects Licensed Professional Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%


National Average
$71,000


Skills That Affect Licensed Professional Engineer Salaries


National Average
$71,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
50%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 10%