Licensed Professional Engineer Salary

Pay for Licensed Professional Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $70K per year. Final cash compensation to Licensed Professional Engineers varies from around $58K to approximately $122K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $14K and $18K, respectively. Male Licensed Professional Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The majority of Licensed Professional Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$56,428 - $111,531
(Median)
$56K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,241
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90%

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$27.57 - $65.66
(Median)
$28
$35
$66
MEDIAN: $34.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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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 (?
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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


Survey takers who work as Licensed Professional Engineers typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Project Management, Engineering Design, and AutoCAD can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like AutoCAD. It is often found that people who know AutoCAD are 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $66K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $70K. Licensed Professional Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $82K. Six-figure salaries aren't unusual for professionals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience; median compensation for this group sits in the range of $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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