Licensed Professional Engineer Salary

Licensed Professional Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $70K annually on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $12K and $19K, respectively — total cash payment to Licensed Professional Engineers can bottom out near $55K or peak near $118K depending on individual performance. Work is enjoyable for Licensed Professional Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (86 percent) of Licensed Professional Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$53,231 - $103,965
(Median)
$53K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,985
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50%
90%

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$23.46 - $63.87
(Median)
$23
$33
$64
MEDIAN: $33.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,231 - $103,965  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,098  
Profit Sharing
$964 - $18,548  
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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$54,791 - $118,368  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.46 - $63.87  
   
Overtime
$19.73 - $60.29  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,098  
   
Profit Sharing
$964 - $18,548  
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).
)
$54,791 - $118,368  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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. Most people who know AutoCAD also know Project Management.

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Experience Affects Licensed Professional Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%


National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Licensed Professional Engineer Salaries


National Average
$72,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
47%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 10%
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