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Professional Engineer Salary (United States)

A Professional Engineer earns an average salary of $72,538 per year.
Professional Engineer Salary (?
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$54,666 - $102,590
(Median)
55K
73K
86K
100K
MEDIAN: $72,537
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Professional Engineer Salary (?
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$24.17 - $65.89
(Median)
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33
46
66
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,666 - $102,590  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,169  
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $6,787  
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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$55,082 - $107,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.17 - $65.89  
   
Overtime
$23.74 - $70.24  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,169  
   
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $6,787  
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).
)
$55,082 - $107,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Professional Engineer

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

Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 35%
Chicago
up arrow 21%
Minneapolis
up arrow 5%
Dallas
up arrow 1%
National Average
$74,000
Tampa
up arrow 19%
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Experience Affects Professional Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
National Average
$74,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Professional Engineer Salaries

National Average
$74,000
Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
49%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

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