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Senior Project Engineer Salary (United States)

A Senior Project Engineer earns an average salary of $89,142 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Systems Engineering and Chemical Process Engineering.
Senior Project Engineer Salary (?
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$68,450 - $123,741
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MEDIAN: $89,141
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Senior Project Engineer Salary (?
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$30.14 - $74.40
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MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,450 - $123,741  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,400  
Profit Sharing
$824 - $10,365  
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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$70,329 - $131,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,876
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.14 - $74.40  
   
Overtime
$24.08 - $74.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,400  
   
Profit Sharing
$824 - $10,365  
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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$70,329 - $131,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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Job Description for Senior Project Engineer

Senior project engineers are people who have generally worked as project engineers for more than ten years. They lead teams of project engineers in planning, designing and implementing engineering as well as other industrial projects. They also improve processes by developing new methodologies, generate new ideas for potential projects, and identify, analyze and resolve problems in all phases of project development and execution.
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Senior Project Engineer Tasks
  • Track budget and schedule, making adjustments to reach goals.
  • Liaise with all relevant staff, contractors, suppliers, and others to coordinate work.
  • Interpret specifications and project plans to organize, estimate, and schedule project efforts.
  • Document and analyze project needs, goals, and objectives.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Project Engineer

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

Pay Difference By Location

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San Francisco
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New York
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National Average
$93,000
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Seattle
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Experience Affects Senior Project Engineer Salaries

National Average
$93,000

Skills That Affect Senior Project Engineer Salaries

Chemical Process Engineering
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Technical Analysis
up arrow 4%
Project Management
0%
Engineering Design
0%
Scheduling
0%
National Average
$93,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Pro/Engineer
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 5%