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Professional Engineer Salary

A Professional Engineer earns an average salary of $74,084 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
$54,957 - $102,684
(Median)
55K
74K
89K
100K
MEDIAN: $74,083
10%
50%
75%
90%

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$24.66 - $63.62
(Median)
25
45
64
MEDIAN: $33.00
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75%
90%

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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,957 - $102,684  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,151  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $5,152  
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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$55,484 - $106,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 261
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.66 - $63.62  
   
Overtime
$23.86 - $70.10  
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 - $10,151  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $5,152  
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).
)
$55,484 - $106,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Job Description for Professional Engineer

Engineering is a very broad field with hundreds of specific disciplines; some are so different from others that they hardly seem like the same type of job. Though it was once the case that anybody could do engineering work without certification, there are now very strict standards one must meet to become an engineer. Above even this is the professional engineer, whose hard work and exhaustive understanding of engineering entitles him/her to a particular level of recognition as a master of the craft.

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Professional Engineer

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

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Professional Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$75,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Professional Engineer Salaries


National Average
$75,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
48%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 10%