Licensed Professional Engineer Salary

Licensed Professional Engineers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just over a half of Licensed Professional Engineers. Salaries average out to around $79K annually and spread from $61K to $119K per year. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a majority. The majority of Licensed Professional Engineers (63 percent) survey respondents are male. Most Licensed Professional Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$61,242 - $112,007
$61K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,338
10%
50%
90%

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$25.88 - $100.50
$40
MEDIAN: $40.00
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$0$119K
Salary $61,242 - $112,007
Bonus $789 - $15,205
Profit Sharing $9,000
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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$60,762 - $119,195
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 35
Hourly Data $0$100
Hourly Rate $40.00
Overtime $49.00
Annual Data $0$119K
Bonus $789 - $15,205
Profit Sharing $9,000
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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$60,762 - $119,195
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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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 usually 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, autodesk autocad, and Engineering Design. Most people skilled in Engineering Design are similarly competent in AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Professional Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Professional Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Professional Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Professional Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Licensed Professional Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 12 salaries. A Licensed Professional Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Licensed Professional Engineer

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Licensed Professional Engineer Salaries

▲11%

▲7%

National Average
$80,000

▼7%

Entry-Level
▼13%

Skills That Affect Licensed Professional Engineer Salaries


National Average
$80,000


autodesk autocad
▼11%

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 24%
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