Senior Project Engineer Salary (United States)

A Senior Project Engineer earns an average salary of $87,980 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 Total Pay (?
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$67,651 - $121,830
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MEDIAN: $87,979
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Senior Project Engineer Total Pay (?
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$31.12 - $70.32
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MEDIAN: $43.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,651 - $121,830  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,291  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $10,128  
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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$69,765 - $130,319  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,596
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$31.12 - $70.32  
   
Overtime
$1.44 - $71.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,291  
   
Profit Sharing
$800 - $10,128  
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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$69,765 - $130,319  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,596
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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 Difference By Location
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New York
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St. Louis
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$92,000
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Experience Affects Senior Project Engineer Salaries

National Average
$92,000

Skills That Affect Senior Project Engineer Salaries

Chemical Process Engineering
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Engineering Design
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Project Management
0%
Microsoft Office
0%
National Average
$92,000
SolidWorks
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%
Pro/Engineer
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 9%
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Gender
Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
28%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 5%
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