Average Licensed Professional Engineers in the United States make around $72K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most Licensed Professional Engineers survey respondents are men (73 percent). Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,271 - $101,687
(Median)
$60K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,399
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,271 - $101,687  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
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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$60,429 - $107,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$33.89  
   
Overtime
$46.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
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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$60,429 - $107,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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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


Survey takers who work as 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like AutoCAD. Most people familiar with Engineering Design also know AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Professional Engineer

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $70K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $73K. Licensed Professional Engineers bring in $75K after working for 10 to 20 years. As Licensed Professional Engineers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $89K.

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Experience Affects Licensed Professional Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%


National Average
$73,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Licensed Professional Engineer Salaries


Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

National Average
$73,000

autodesk autocad
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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