Project Manager, Engineering Salary

For Engineering Project Managers, Fluor Corporation hands out the highest paychecks — $184K on average — relative to the national average of $88K per year. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Chevron Corporation, Schlumberger, and Apple Computer, Inc, where Engineering Project Managers typically earn around $171K, $134K, or $124K, respectively. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,998 - $129,562
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MEDIAN: $88,674
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$20.16 - $64.16
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$0$137K
Salary $58,998 - $129,562
Bonus $490.14 - $15,535
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $13,904
Commission $2,576 - $33,935
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$59,033 - $137,907
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,417
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $20.16 - $64.16
Overtime $28.91 - $64.79
Annual Data $0$137K
Bonus $490.14 - $15,535
Commission $2,576 - $33,935
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $13,904
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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$59,033 - $137,907
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 333

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Job Description for Project Manager, Engineering

Project managers in engineering are responsible for leading and directing specialized engineers in specific projects. Strong communication skills and the ability to think quickly to resolve problems in real time are essential in this position, and organizational skills and close attention to detail are also important.

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Project Manager, Engineering Tasks

  • Lead a team of engineers and produce detailed product development plans.
  • Translate customer requirements into product strategy.
  • Ensure conformity with safety regulations and promote a culture of best practices.
  • Prepare cost proposals and maintain financial records.

Common Career Paths for Project Manager, Engineering


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Engineering Project Managers sometimes assume positions such as VPs of Engineering. That role pays $157K per year on average. As Engineering Project Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Engineering Senior Project Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $117K per year. Another common career choice for Engineering Project Managers is to move into a Civil Engineer role. Typically, Civil Engineers get paid $61K.

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Popular Skills for Project Manager, Engineering


Engineering Project Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Product Development, Contractor Management, Budget Management, and Microsoft Project are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Autocad Civil 3D, autodesk autocad, and Computer Aided Design. Those familiar with Engineering Design also tend to know Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Engineering

Pay by Experience for a Project Manager, Engineering has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Manager, Engineering with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 1,235 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Manager, Engineering with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 1,511 salaries. An experienced Project Manager, Engineering which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 1,697 salaries. A Project Manager, Engineering with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 875 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $91,564

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Engineering Project Managers, 14 percent higher than the national average. Engineering Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+9 percent), Denver (+9 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), and Boston (+6 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Charlotte, 10 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Austin (5 percent less) and Minneapolis (2 percent less).

Project Manager, Engineering Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Project Manager, Engineering?

Project Manager, Engineering in Minneapolis:
"Small Company Project Manager - MN."
Pros: Travel, responsibility, and designing/building cool engineered systems.
Cons: Long hours, and deadlines.

Project Manager, Engineering in Peabody:
Pros: Company culture. Meaningful relationships. New challenges.
Cons: Sense of entitlement. Lack of accountability. Lack of leadership. Lack of upward mobility.

Project Manager, Engineering in Cleveland:
"Breaking Technology."
Pros: The people and the emerging technology.
Cons: Limited/Expensive benefits, minimal bonus & raise without position shift.

Project Manager, Engineering in New Providence:
"Where is my raise?"
Pros: Good people to work with, management team very supportive.
Cons: A lot of bureaucracy, a lot of time spent on meeting to review status instead of closing issues, too many science projects.

Project Manager, Engineering in New York:
"It Is 60% Scheduling, 20% Client Relations And 20% Technical."
Pros: The best things about my job are the environment which is very open and friendly. It is in midtown Manhattan, ideal location. The clients all have technical backgrounds so even if there is something you don't know or can't remember, someone will enlighten you. Engineering is very important to know because it allows you to work within teams from other departments as well since our work ethic is regarded highly. I am able to go from location to location to conduct some of my work, which breaks the monotony of going into the office every time.
Cons: There are a lot of limitations to project scopes. There are some actions that can be done, but company policy dictates that it shouldn't, so you end up discussing with clients for long periods of time trying to find a reason that would satisfy them. A lot of scheduling will overlap, but you still need to maintain the budget and timeline.

Project Manager, Engineering in Sedro-Woolley:
"Challenging."
Pros: It's mentally challenging and always new. Every project is different and there is no opportunity to become bored.
Cons: It can be stressful constantly having new things thrown at you.

Project Manager, Engineering in Orlando:
Pros: Flexibility and challenges on everyday basis.
Cons: Repetitiveness, performing the same tasks on everyday basis.

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Key Stats for Project Manager, Engineering

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 601 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Project Manager, Engineering Salaries

▲22%

▲9%

National Average
$92,000

▼3%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Project Manager, Engineering Salaries





National Average
$92,000

Project Management
▼1%

Engineering Design
▼1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼1%

Technical Analysis
▼2%








Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 601 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 9%
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