Professional Engineer Salary

A Professional Engineer earns an average salary of $74,728 per year.

$56,531 - $113,202
$57K
$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,728
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50%
90%

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$25.75 - $60.82
$26
$34
$61
MEDIAN: $34.42
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,531 - $113,202  
   
Bonus
$103.04 - $14,469  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $10,241  
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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$58,500 - $118,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 234
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.75 - $60.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.37  
Overtime
$25.45 - $60.62  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$103.04 - $14,469  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $10,241  
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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$58,500 - $118,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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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

  • Utilize software to create engineering drawings, specifications and documentation.
  • Work with other teams and clients to deliver quality designs and products.
  • Identify, resolve and document problems and coordinate solutions.
  • Conduct site surveys, document requirements and work with clients to determine needs.
  • Know, utilize and enforce standards, including material tolerances and local codes.

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Pay by Experience Level for Professional Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Professional Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Professional Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 82 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Professional Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 124 salaries. An experienced Professional Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 81 salaries. A Professional Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 47 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,169

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Key Stats for Professional Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Professional Engineer Salaries

▲33%

▲8%

National Average
$77,000

▼4%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Professional Engineer Salaries


National Average
$77,000


Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 11%