Professional Engineer Salary

A Professional Engineer earns an average salary of $73,817 per year.

$55,688 - $103,393

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$24.35 - $49.76

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,688 - $103,393  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $6,904  
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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$56,220 - $106,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 327
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.35 - $49.76  
   
Overtime
$23.98 - $69.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$502 - $6,904  
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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$56,220 - $106,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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.

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Experience Affects Professional Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$76,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Professional Engineer Salaries


National Average
$76,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 11%
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