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Licensed Professional Engineer Salary (United States)

The average Licensed Professional Engineer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $68K per year. Total cash earnings of Licensed Professional Engineers range from $52K on the low end to $116K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $12K and $17K, respectively. The majority of Licensed Professional Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Men make up the vast majority of Licensed Professional Engineers (89 percent) who took the survey. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Licensed Professional Engineer Salary (?
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$51,068 - $100,834
(Median)
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68K
82K
100K
MEDIAN: $68,446
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Licensed Professional Engineer Salary (?
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$22.37 - $66.13
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,068 - $100,834  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,098  
Profit Sharing
$499.17 - $17,452  
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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$52,484 - $116,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 184
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.37 - $66.13  
   
Overtime
$20.61 - $42.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,098  
   
Profit Sharing
$499.17 - $17,452  
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).
)
$52,484 - $116,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Job Description for Licensed Professional Engineer

  • 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 indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Project Management, Engineering Design, and AutoCAD can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those familiar with AutoCAD also tend to know Project Management.

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Experience Affects Licensed Professional Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%
National Average
$71,000

Skills That Affect Licensed Professional Engineer Salaries

National Average
$71,000
Engineering Design
up arrow 2%
AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
50%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 9%