Project Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Project Engineer is $65,673 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.

$48,670 - $94,676

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$17.16 - $44.01

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,670 - $94,676  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,102  
Profit Sharing
$497.55 - $9,613  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,000  
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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$48,274 - $98,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12,656
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.16 - $44.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.35  
Overtime
$21.93 - $54.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,102  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,000  
Profit Sharing
$497.55 - $9,613  
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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$48,274 - $98,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,463
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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

  • 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 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.

Project Engineer in Miami:
"Project Engineer / Demolition."
Pros: Was a great learning experience about logistics and structural behavior, having staff under my command line help me increase my relationship with staff, inspection skills and management.
Cons: Low resources for housing.

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.

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Experience Affects Project Engineer Salaries




National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Project Engineer Salaries


Engineering Design
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Project Management
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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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SolidWorks
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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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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2687 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
29%
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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