Entry-Level Project Engineer, Construction Salary

The average Entry-Level Construction Project Engineer earns approximately $57K per year. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Construction Project Engineers stretch from $43K on the lower end to $76K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. For the most part, Entry-Level Construction Project Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Construction Project Engineers (83 percent) who took the survey. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$45,008 - $72,745
$45K
$57K
$73K
MEDIAN: $57,095
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$14.70 - $30.95
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MEDIAN: $19.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$45,008 - $72,745  
   
Bonus
$502 - $6,360  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,482  
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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$42,787 - $75,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 511
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.70 - $30.95  
   
Overtime
$19.15 - $41.08  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$502 - $6,360  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,482  
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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$42,787 - $75,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,491

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For Entry-Level Construction Project Engineers, top-notch salaries can be found in California: San Jose, San Francisco, and Los Angeles offer exceptional salaries — better than the national average for those in this field and higher than any other city in the United States. Location significantly influences compensation, with Raleigh Entry-Level Construction Project Engineers earning much less — 25 percent less — than the national average. Workers in Atlanta and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (17 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for Project Engineer, Construction

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Project Engineer, Construction Salaries



▲4%


Contract Management
▲2%

Job Scheduling
▲2%

autodesk autocad
▲2%

Windows Operating System General Use
▲2%

Microsoft Office
▲1%

Project Management
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$57,000

▼3%

Matlab
▼3%

AutoDesk
▼5%

AutoCAD
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 6%
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