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Entry-Level Senior Project Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers pull down an average of $74K per year. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers approaches anywhere from $63K on the lower end to $98K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $8K from profit sharing. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$61,575 - $93,617
(Median)
$62K
$74K
$94K
MEDIAN: $74,100
10%
50%
90%

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$25.17 - $49.66
(Median)
$25
$34
$50
MEDIAN: $33.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$61,575 - $93,617  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,265  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $7,862  
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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$62,587 - $98,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 293
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$25.17 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$29.00 - $43.71  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,265  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $7,862  
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).
)
$62,587 - $98,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Senior Project Engineer Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Product Development
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 1%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 1%

SolidWorks
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$77,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 3%