Project Engineer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Project Engineer is $65,807 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.
Project Engineer Total Pay (?
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$48,143 - $96,735
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MEDIAN: $65,806
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Project Engineer Total Pay (?
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$16.99 - $45.08
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,143 - $96,735  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,801  
Profit Sharing
$591 - $9,738  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,426  
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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$47,725 - $100,736  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11,252
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.99 - $45.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $-0.49  
Overtime
$21.58 - $54.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,801  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,426  
Profit Sharing
$591 - $9,738  
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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$47,725 - $100,736  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11,252
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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 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.
Project Engineer in Los Angeles:
"The Management."
Pros: It offers unique challenges that allow to me to constantly use my critical thinking to come up with solutions. Being the focal point of ensuring project delivery keeps me motivated to do well in the eyes of my peers, supervisors and clients. Constantly improving our management systems increases the efficiency of how well I can perform my job scope. The flexibility that comes with managing my own schedule with the ultimate purpose of ensuring successful project delivery.
Cons: Running shop tech errands that completely throw off my day by having to pick up equipment, drop-off equipment, etc. Performing too much office paperwork that takes away from my time to utilize in actually managing projects (scanning/writing reports/etc). I dread reviewing contracts as they are absolutely boring.
Project Engineer in Utica:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: I love my job and my first project is a 18 month $1.5 Billion, nanotechnology clean room facility in my home town, a dream come true.
Cons: I have a dog and girlfriend who hate when I travel, and my employer set my work hours for me. Its a high stress job.

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Experience Affects Project Engineer Salaries

National Average
$67,000

Skills That Affect Project Engineer Salaries

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Microsoft Project
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$67,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 3046 votes.

Gender

Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%
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