Licensed Professional Engineer Salary

An average Licensed Professional Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $70K per year. Total cash compensation to Licensed Professional Engineers bottoms out near $58K and approaches $122K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $14K from bonuses and almost $18K from profit sharing. The vast majority of Licensed Professional Engineers (85 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$56,428 - $111,531
(Median)
$56K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,241
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$27.57 - $65.66
(Median)
$28
$35
$66
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,428 - $111,531  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,642  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $18,383  
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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$58,496 - $121,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$27.57 - $65.66  
   
Overtime
$30.50 - $62.20  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,642  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $18,383  
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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$58,496 - $121,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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


Licensed Professional Engineers usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Project Management, Engineering Design, and AutoCAD can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include AutoCAD. Those proficient in AutoCAD are, more often than not, also skilled in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Professional Engineer

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


Licensed Professional Engineers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $66K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $70K. On average, Licensed Professional Engineers make $82K following one to two decades on the job. Licensed Professional Engineers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $104K.

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Experience Affects Licensed Professional Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%


National Average
$73,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Licensed Professional Engineer Salaries


National Average
$73,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
49%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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