Licensed Professional Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $73K per year. Most Licensed Professional Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$61,029 - $106,792
$61K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,386
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
$61,029 - $106,792  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,101  
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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$60,721 - $113,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$36.94  
   
Overtime
$49.00  
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 - $15,101  
   
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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$60,721 - $113,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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

  • 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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional 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. 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.


For Licensed Professional Engineers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $70K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $73K. Licensed Professional Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $80K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $89K.

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Key Stats for Licensed Professional Engineer

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
045
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Licensed Professional Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%


National Average
$75,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Licensed Professional Engineer Salaries



National Average
$75,000

autodesk autocad
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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