A Project Engineer earns an average salary of $66,105 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. A skill in Energy / Utilities is associated with high pay for this job.

$49,853 - $93,933
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$49,853 - $93,933  
   
Bonus
$482.88 - $9,416  
Profit Sharing
$192.27 - $8,032  
Commission
$493.16 - $20,273  
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$48,898 - $97,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10,046
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.38 - $41.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$23.80 - $53.24  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$482.88 - $9,416  
   
Commission
$493.16 - $20,273  
Profit Sharing
$192.27 - $8,032  
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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$48,898 - $97,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,328

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Job Description for Project Engineer

Project engineers oversee technical staff on engineering projects within their company, ensuring that projects are completed on schedule, within budget and within project specifications. They coordinate efforts among staff and ensure that effective communication exists among the various divisions or staffs involved in projects, as well as ensure resource allocation is effective, efficient and sufficient to complete the project. Project engineers use their expertise as an engineer throughout their work, and they may be the customer's technical point of contact as well. These engineers typically work alongside other engineers in an office setting, with regular travel to project sites potentially needed as well. These professionals generally work during regular business hours, although additional and/or alternative hours may be required depending on project deadlines and the needs of the business.

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Project Engineer 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.

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National Average: $67,093

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Q: What is it like working as a Project Engineer?

Project Engineer in Detroit:
"Alright atmosphere."
Pros: They keep you busy with work which I like. Before they weren't because they could see I didn't have confidence in myself. Helpful at times. Friendly.
Cons: No health benefits because I had said that I had health insurance. Must work one year before vacation time. I feel like I'm getting a raw deal.

Project Engineer in Costa Mesa:
"Project Engineer."
Pros: Planing projects and troubleshooting projects before they even begin is really fun as you see your ideas come to life as you get closer to kick off day. Once the project is kicked off communicating with the team and delegating tasks is exciting for everyone because we get to do something big and make a difference for our clients. The troubleshooting after implementation is interesting too because you always learn how to make things better next time.
Cons: Critical yet nonconstructive feedback is the worst I know it's unavoidable some people will just loose their cool but I do my best to remain calm and be assertive and helpful showing everything is under control and we'll get through the issues until everything is resolved starting with the most important.

Project Engineer in California:
"Good company, a little behind in technology."
Pros: Flexible responsibilities and hours if needed. Great people to work with. Direct management is easy going. Ability to work on various projects at my own choice.
Cons: The company is a little behind with document management software. I am encouraging that they invest into better software. They are also lacking on benefits. Their health/dental insurance coverage is poor(good is you are in NY but not outside of that), there is no 401k matching, minimal profit sharing, pay is below other companies (though made up with by good onsite management).

Project Engineer in Fort Irwin:
"Unconventional Project Engineer."
Pros: Being an active Army officer while working in the Army Corps of Engineers is a pretty awesome gig for me. I get to take a step away from the tactical life and experience civilian contract management, negotiation, and enforcement. I like almost all of my co-workers. The ones that I'm not actively in favor of are, at worst, average. The interpersonal environment here is great. I didn't get that in the active military. There were just too many "Type As" over there for everyone to get along well. Work is manageable, but developmental. I learn useful skills almost daily in this job. My supervisor is a great manager. He gives me a lot of flexibility and freedom, but he's always available to help me when I don't know where to turn and my co-workers are also at a loss.
Cons: I think that my transition into this job could use some work. I was clueless when I got here and there really wasn't a training program, but that wasn't much of an issue. I just took some time on my own to review and plan how I was going to make sure my contracts and contractors were operating smoothly. Not many complains at all in this job. I guess the government spends way too much money on a lot of contracts, but that doesn't really reflect poorly on anything in this office.

Project Engineer in Houston:
"Well managed company."
Pros: I like the work flexibility and that I can telecommute. I also think I work with some good intelligent individuals.
Cons: I am not happy with my compensation. I do feel sometimes that I am under utilized.

Project Engineer in Buffalo:
"Fun job, lots of responsibility."
Pros: I have freedom to pursue projects, and have a lot of say in new designs or design changes. This responsibility helps drive me to be better at my job, and gives me pride when things go well. There is also a degree of flexibility in scheduling, so long as I am professional and get the job done when it is due.
Cons: Some projects get repetitive. Other employees are not always open to change, or look to me to make their jobs easier. While that is part of my job, there are other projects that sometimes take precedence. Stress can be an issue when projects are running late or unforeseen problems pop up.

Project Engineer in Moncks Corner:
"Minimal supervision, self-driven projects."
Pros: Minimal supervision. Self-driven projects. Automation engineering projects. Technical problem solving.
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Key Stats for Project Engineer

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1591 votes.
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Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Project Engineer Salaries




National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Project Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1591 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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