Entry-Level Senior Project Engineer Salary

Average Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers make around $78K per year. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $10K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $64K and hits $101K on the high end. Almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a large number get vision benefits. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$61,774 - $96,252
$62K
$78K
$96K
MEDIAN: $77,801
10%
50%
90%

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$28.90 - $45.00
$34
MEDIAN: $34.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,774 - $96,252  
   
Bonus
$1,001 - $9,867  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $10,335  
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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$63,644 - $101,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 259
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$34.39  
   
Overtime
$28.77 - $59.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,001 - $9,867  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $10,335  
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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$63,644 - $101,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,922

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers, 19 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+3 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Atlanta Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers earning much less — 20 percent less — than the national average.

Senior Project Engineer Advice

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Senior Project Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
38%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Senior Project Engineer Salaries

Manufacturing Process Engineering
▲10%

Systems Engineering
▲6%

Product Development
▲3%

Microsoft Word
▲3%

Microsoft Office
▲2%

Project Management
▲1%

Microsoft Excel
▲1%

SolidWorks
▲1%

Engineering Design
▼0%

Construction Estimating
▼0%

Scheduling
▼0%

National Average
$82,000

Technical Analysis
▼4%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼5%

AutoCAD
▼6%

autodesk autocad
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 3%