A Professional Engineer earns an average salary of $71,833 per year.
Professional Engineer Total Pay (?
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$54,575 - $101,836
(Median)
55K
72K
87K
100K
MEDIAN: $71,833
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Professional Engineer Total Pay (?
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$23.71 - $64.56
(Median)
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33
46
65
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,575 - $101,836  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,348  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $7,047  
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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$54,682 - $106,191  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 206
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.71 - $64.56  
   
Overtime
$23.53 - $70.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,348  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $7,047  
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).
)
$54,682 - $106,191  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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Job Description for 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.
Pay by Experience Level for Professional Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
up arrow 24%
San Antonio
0%
National Average
$73,000
Tampa
up arrow 10%
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Experience Affects Professional Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
National Average
$73,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Professional Engineer Salaries

National Average
$73,000
Engineering Design
up arrow 1%
AutoCAD
up arrow 12%
Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 19%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
50%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
22%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 10%
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