Project Manager, Engineering Salary

For Engineering Project Managers, higher-than-average salaries can be found at Fluor Corporation, where the average employee brings in around $184K relative to the national average of $88K annually for those in this line of work. Other big spenders include Chevron Corporation, Schlumberger, and Apple Computer, Inc, top-paying firms where Engineering Project Managers see paychecks nearing $171K, $134K, or $124K. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$58,598 - $129,791
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$88K
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MEDIAN: $88,058
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$20.08 - $62.10
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$0$137K
Salary $58,598 - $129,791
Bonus $393.27 - $15,376
Profit Sharing $19.39 - $14,176
Commission $2,576 - $43,631
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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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$58,391 - $137,336
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,599
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $20.08 - $62.10
Overtime $28.47 - $64.54
Annual Data $0$137K
Bonus $393.27 - $15,376
Commission $2,576 - $43,631
Profit Sharing $19.39 - $14,176
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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$58,391 - $137,336
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 350

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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

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

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While not commonly seen, Engineering Project Managers who transition into a VP of Engineering position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for VPs of Engineering is $157K per year. An Engineering Senior Project Manager role is the most common promotion for Engineering Project Managers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $117K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Engineering Project Managers is a Civil Engineer position, where earnings are usually $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 pay less than market rate include Autocad Civil 3D, autodesk autocad, and Computer Aided Design. Most people familiar with Engineering Design also 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: $90,946

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 can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+10 percent), Denver (+9 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and Boston (+6 percent). Charlotte is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin (5 percent lower) and Minneapolis (2 percent lower).

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 583 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Project Manager, Engineering Salaries

▲23%

▲10%

National Average
$91,000

▼2%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Project Manager, Engineering Salaries





Project Management
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Engineering Design
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National Average
$91,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Technical Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 583 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 9%
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