Licensed Professional Engineer Salary

Median pay for Licensed Professional Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $75K per year. Job satisfaction for Licensed Professional Engineers is high. Male Licensed Professional Engineers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$61,053 - $114,071
$61K
$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,602
10%
50%
90%

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$29.48 - $51.89
$37
MEDIAN: $36.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,053 - $114,071  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,456  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$60,613 - $129,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$36.94  
   
Overtime
$62.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,456  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$60,613 - $129,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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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

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

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Popular Skills for Licensed Professional Engineer


Licensed Professional Engineers only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Engineering Design, autodesk autocad, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD and autodesk autocad. Those educated in Engineering Design tend to be well versed in AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Professional Engineer

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


For Licensed Professional Engineers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $70K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $75K. Licensed Professional Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $86K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $89K.

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Key Stats for Licensed Professional Engineer

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Licensed Professional Engineer Salaries

▲17%

▲13%

National Average
$76,000

▼2%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Licensed Professional Engineer Salaries



National Average
$76,000

autodesk autocad
▼6%

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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