Project Engineer, Construction Salary

Construction Project Engineers in the United States take home an average $60K per year. Earnings generally vary between $45K and $87K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $8K, total cash payment to Construction Project Engineers can bottom out at $45K or peak near $87K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career duration, followed by the particular city and the individual firm. The vast majority of Construction Project Engineers (80 percent) survey respondents are men. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Work is enjoyable for Construction Project Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,316 - $85,296
$46K
$60K
$85K
MEDIAN: $59,922
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$15.42 - $35.48
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$35
MEDIAN: $23.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$46,316 - $85,296  
   
Bonus
$503 - $8,064  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,054  
Commission
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$44,683 - $87,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 661
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.42 - $35.48  
   
Overtime
$19.32 - $55.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$503 - $8,064  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,054  
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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$44,683 - $87,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90

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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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For Construction Project Engineers, progressing to a Construction Senior Project Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Construction Senior Project Manager can earn $111K annually. Going from Construction Project Engineer to Construction Project Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $70K. Many others choose to work as Assistant Project Manager of Constructions, where pay is typically $50K.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Construction


Survey results imply that Construction Project Engineers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Prolog, Construction Estimating, Contractor Management, and Contract Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project, AutoDesk, and AutoCAD. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineer, Construction

Pay by Experience for a Project Engineer, Construction has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Engineer, Construction with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 534 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Engineer, Construction with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 198 salaries. An experienced Project Engineer, Construction which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 95 salaries. A Project Engineer, Construction with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 39 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,537

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Construction Project Engineers, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 24 percent greater than the national average. Construction Project Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+22 percent), San Francisco (+22 percent), San Diego (+16 percent), and Los Angeles (+15 percent). The lowest-paying market is Baltimore, which sits 8 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Philadelphia and Chicago (5 percent less).

Project Engineer, Construction Reviews

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
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Project Engineer, Construction Salaries

▲34%

▲20%

▲20%

National Average
$61,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Project Engineer, Construction Salaries

▲7%





▲2%




Microsoft Excel
▼0%

autodesk autocad
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National Average
$61,000


▼5%

▼6%

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 7%
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