A Project Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $63,800 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Energy / Utilities, Project, and Engineering Design.

$51,928 - $90,895
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$91K
MEDIAN: $63,800
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$15.78 - $50.68
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MEDIAN: $29.43
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$51,928 - $90,895  
   
Bonus
$486.45 - $7,871  
Profit Sharing
$98.39 - $5,109  
Total Pay (?
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$52,142 - $94,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 215
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.78 - $50.68  
   
Overtime
$6.59 - $50.77  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$486.45 - $7,871  
   
Profit Sharing
$98.39 - $5,109  
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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$52,142 - $94,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Project Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working in Chicago?

Project Engineer in Chicago:
"Good Value City."
Pros: Easy commute, great restaurants and bars, beautiful in summer, lots to do, diverse, can find good deals on rent.
Cons: Harsh winters, expensive to own housing.

Key Stats for Project Engineer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
059
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Project Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%



National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Project Engineer Salaries

Energy / Utilities
up arrow 35%

Project
up arrow 17%


SolidWorks
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Project
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$66,000

up arrow 2%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 3%





AutoDesk
up arrow 9%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 9%

Autodesk Software
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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