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 per year 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 $126K. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,468 - $128,742
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,468 - $128,742  
   
Bonus
$342.55 - $15,364  
Profit Sharing
$9.70 - $12,834  
Commission
$2,027 - $44,385  
Total Pay (?
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$57,948 - $137,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 4,254
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Hourly Rate
$19.98 - $65.25  
   
Overtime
$27.63 - $65.03  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$342.55 - $15,364  
   
Commission
$2,027 - $44,385  
Profit Sharing
$9.70 - $12,834  
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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$57,948 - $137,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 424

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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.

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As Engineering Project Managers transition into upper-level roles such as VP of Engineering, they may see a strong upturn in salary. VPs of Engineering earn $157K on average per year. With an annual salary of $117K, Engineering Senior Project Manager is the most common role for Engineering Project Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Civil Engineer role — which usually pays $60K — is also typical for Engineering Project Managers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Project Manager, Engineering


Survey takers working as Engineering Project Managers report using a large range of professional skills. 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 autodesk autocad, Computer Aided Design, and Microsoft Word. Most people experienced in Engineering Design also know Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Engineering

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Engineering Project Managers. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $71K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $89K. Engineering Project Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $100K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $111K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $90,695

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For Engineering Project Managers, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Engineering Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+13 percent), Boston (+10 percent), Denver (+9 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). With compensation 11 percent below the national average, Charlotte is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and San Diego (6 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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 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.

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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 600 votes.
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Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Project Manager, Engineering Salaries



National Average
$91,000



Skills That Affect Project Manager, Engineering Salaries






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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 600 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
34%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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