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Entry-Level Senior Project Engineer Salary

Average Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers make around $74K annually. Total incomes of Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $8K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $63K and $98K. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$61,757 - $93,516
(Median)
$62K
$74K
$94K
MEDIAN: $74,484
10%
50%
90%

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$25.30 - $49.32
(Median)
$25
$33
$49
MEDIAN: $33.00
10%
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
$61,757 - $93,516  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,260  
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $7,891  
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).
)
$62,825 - $98,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 296
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
$25.30 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$29.50 - $43.72  
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 - $10,260  
   
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $7,891  
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).
)
$62,825 - $98,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Senior Project Engineer Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 3%

Product Development
up arrow 3%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

SolidWorks
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 65 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 3%
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