Project Engineer, Construction Salary

Median pay for Construction Project Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $57K annually. Pay generally varies between $41K and $81K per year. In the world of Construction Project Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $9K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $41K and $81K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Construction Project Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$42,438 - $77,608

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$13.69 - $37.11

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National Salary 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
Salary
$42,438 - $77,608  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,468  
Profit Sharing
$587 - $8,765  
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
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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$40,780 - $81,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,725
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.69 - $37.11  
   
Overtime
$18.29 - $52.22  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,468  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$587 - $8,765  
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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$40,780 - $81,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 189
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Project Engineer, Construction


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While not commonly seen, Construction Project Engineers who transition into a Senior Project Engineer position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Project Engineers is $93K 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 require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Prolog, Contractor Management, and Contract Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineer, Construction

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Construction Project Engineers. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $55K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $65K on average. Construction Project Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $70K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $95K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Construction Project Engineers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 37 percent above the national average. Construction Project Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), San Jose (+13 percent), and San Diego (+12 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Baltimore (4 percent less) and Denver (3 percent less).

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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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Experience Affects Project Engineer, Construction Salaries




National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Project Engineer, Construction Salaries


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Suretrak (Primavera)
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Construction Estimating
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Scheduling
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Project Management
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National Average
$58,000

AutoCAD
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Project
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AutoDesk
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 420 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 8%
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