Project Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Project Engineer is $65,679 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.

$48,888 - $94,064
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$49K
$66K
$94K
MEDIAN: $65,678
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$16.58 - $42.85
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,888 - $94,064  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,073  
Profit Sharing
$479.28 - $9,647  
Commission
$0.00 - $30,201  
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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$48,393 - $98,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14,523
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.58 - $42.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$21.95 - $53.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,073  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $30,201  
Profit Sharing
$479.28 - $9,647  
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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$48,393 - $98,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,679
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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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National Average: $66,990

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What is it like working as a Project Engineer?

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.

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 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.

What is it like working as a Project Engineer at Honeywell International Inc?

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.

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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
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Project Management
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Microsoft Project
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Matlab
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National Average
$67,000

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 2799 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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