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Project Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Project Engineer is $65,688 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$48,575 - $95,138
(Median)
$49K
$66K
$95K
MEDIAN: $65,688
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$17.02 - $44.08
(Median)
$17
$28
$44
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,575 - $95,138  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,554  
Profit Sharing
$498.86 - $9,581  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,940  
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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$48,236 - $98,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12,056
National Hourly Rate 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$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.02 - $44.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.35  
Overtime
$21.54 - $54.91  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,554  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,940  
Profit Sharing
$498.86 - $9,581  
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).
)
$48,236 - $98,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,394

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Job Description for Project Engineer

Project engineers use their technical and engineering knowledge to manage a project from conception to completion. They estimate timelines, schedules, risks, and costs related to the technical aspects of the projects. Some of their tasks are similar to management-level duties, such as supervising and training project staff. This role requires frequent visits to client sites to review projects and may involve exposure to extreme temperatures and confined spaces. The work project engineers do is mostly mental, but some physical work may occasionally be required.

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Project Engineer 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.

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Project Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Project Engineer?

Project Engineer in Salt Lake City:
"Ready, Set, Coordinate."
Pros: Working with new clients and subcontractors. Facing new challenges daily and working through problems that arise with each project. Competing with other contractors for new work. Tracking and managing budgets to ensure profitability. Traveling to explore new work opportunities.
Cons: Tedious review of project materials/manuals. Dispute resolution between subcontractors over unnecessary problems.

Project Engineer in Milwaukee:
"Corporate culture, work flexibility, office conditions,"
Pros: Corporate culture, work flexibility, office conditions,
Cons: Pay.

Project Engineer in Lancaster:
"Project Engineering work is very exciting and interactive."
Pros: Working with people to get a job completed on-time and within budget.
Cons: Project scope changes without allowance to budget and time changes.

Project Engineer in Riverside:
Pros: Challenging, improve communication and people skills, management, logistics, attention to detail, ability to have responsibility in building large, heavy scale projects, teamwork involvement.
Cons: Stressful, long work hours, some weekend/night work, demanding schedule and cost, must have tough personality to manage.

Project Engineer in New York:
"Great If You're Up To The Task."
Pros: It's great if your up to the task, varied responsibilities, CAD drafting of electrical controls, programming, supervising technicians installing projects. Etc.
Cons: Extremely stressful, very tight deadlines, potential injury at construction site.

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Experience Affects Project Engineer Salaries




National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Project Engineer Salaries


Project Management
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Engineering Design
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Project
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Project
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National Average
$67,000

Matlab
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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SolidWorks
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2848 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 8%
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