For Construction Project Engineers, yearly average wages total $60K annually. Lower pay rates hover around $45K, and the higher rates verge on $87K per year. Overall cash earnings for Construction Project Engineers stretch from $45K on the lower end to $87K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $7K from bonuses and $9K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by experience level, followed by geography and the specific company. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Male Construction Project Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Most Construction Project Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,996 - $84,842
$46K
$60K
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MEDIAN: $59,690
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$15.52 - $37.84
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MEDIAN: $24.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$45,996 - $84,842  
   
Bonus
$497.24 - $7,397  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,500  
Commission
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$44,755 - $86,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 699
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.52 - $37.84  
   
Overtime
$19.15 - $51.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$497.24 - $7,397  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,500  
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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$44,755 - $86,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 95

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Job Description for Project Engineer, Construction

Construction projects are typically massive undertakings, and it is the construction project engineer's job to coordinate the construction team to effectively and safely turn blueprints into finished structures. The construction project engineer is responsible for the oversight of most major aspects of construction work, including organizing the acquisition of materials, equipment and workers; planning for costs; managing the project so that it is within budget; executing the actual construction work; and ensuring that the completed structure meets clients' quality standards and is in compliance with building codes and laws.

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Project Engineer, Construction Tasks

  • Utilize engineering knowledge for project management; estimate timelines and schedules; anticipate risks and costs related to the technical aspects of the project.
  • Coordinate and communicate between various areas; supervise and train project staff as needed.
  • Plan and organize technical projects from conception to completion.

Common Career Paths for Project Engineer, Construction


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At the upper end, Construction Project Engineers who move into a Construction Senior Project Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Construction Senior Project Managers is a much higher $111K per year. A Construction Project Manager role is the most common promotion for Construction Project Engineers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $70K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Construction Project Engineers is an Assistant Project Manager of Construction position, where earnings are usually $50K.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Construction


Construction Project Engineers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Prolog, Contract Management, Contractor Management, and Job Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Project, AutoDesk, and AutoCAD. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineer, Construction

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $57K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $72K. Construction Project Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $71K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $81K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,432

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For Construction Project Engineers, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Construction Project Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+22 percent), New York (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), and San Diego (+14 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Cleveland is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Baltimore and Philadelphia are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

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Q: What is it like working as a Project Engineer, Construction?

Project Engineer, Construction in Findlay:
"Same job, same responsibilities, different compensation."
Pros: It's a great company. I like where I work. Good benefits.
Cons: I do the exact same thing as everyone else does in my department, but since I have an engineering "technology" degree I get paid A TON LESS than everyone. It is very stressful and depressing.

Project Engineer, Construction in Miami:
"Project Engineer."
Pros: People are very passionate, hard working and forward thinking, My team gets me through the tough days and we are all very supportive with each other. Everyone is willing to help you or teach you, if there are any areas that you would like to improve on, Suffolk goes above and beyond to provide you with the training or tools you need to be effective. The company loves innovation which creates a lot of opportunities for advancement and personal development. Suffolk loves to give back to the community and encourages volunteer work and helping others. It is great working for a company with great people, awesome opportunities and that cares.
Cons: The company does tend to run lean and it can do a better job a placing and tracking the movement of people from job to job. A lot of new people to the company has increased the need for training and development. A lot of new processes and changes are being made without properly training the employees first.

Project Engineer, Construction in Fort Worth:
"People And Company Atmosphere."
Pros: Working hand in hand with a great team to complete a project.
Cons: The pay is below average for a 60 hour a week job.

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Key Stats for Project Engineer, Construction

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.
053
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Project Engineer, Construction Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Project Engineer, Construction Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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