Entry-Level Senior Project Engineer Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers lies in the neighborhood of $75K per year. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers runs from $63K to $98K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$61,894 - $93,670

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$25.30 - $49.32

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$61,894 - $93,670  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,143  
Profit Sharing
$251.68 - $8,109  
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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$62,987 - $98,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 317
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$25.30 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$30.08 - $47.09  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,143  
   
Profit Sharing
$251.68 - $8,109  
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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$62,987 - $98,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Senior Project Engineer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Senior Project Engineer in Danvers:
"Negotiate."
When taking on a new project, set performance based incentives. Don't allow the owner to put his/her name on your patents or worse, claim them as their own when they had no input into the development.

Senior Project Engineer in Chicago:
"Good Luck."
Strive for clarity for yourself and your team. Project requirements, job descriptions, chain of command, all that. Ambiguity fosters low morale and low performance.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Senior Project Engineer Salaries

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Product Development
up arrow 3%

Scheduling
up arrow 3%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 2%

SolidWorks
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

Technical Analysis
0%

AutoCAD
0%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

Systems Engineering
0%

National Average
$78,000

Engineering Design
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 3%
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