Entry-Level Senior Project Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers take home approximately $80K annually on average. Incomes of Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $10K cause paychecks to spread between $65K on the low end and $103K on the high end. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,888 - $96,945
$63K
$80K
$97K
MEDIAN: $79,575
10%
50%
90%

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$33.37 - $41.50
$35
MEDIAN: $35.29
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$0$102K
Salary $62,888 - $96,945
Bonus $992 - $10,137
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,289
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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$64,640 - $102,733
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 276
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $35.29
Overtime $28.75 - $51.55
Annual Data $0$102K
Bonus $992 - $10,137
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,289
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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$64,640 - $102,733
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,871

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For Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+2 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Senior Project Engineer's salary, with Atlanta Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers earning salaries that are 21 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 Seattle:
"Project Manager."
Remain patient if you are looking to advance position to Project Manager.

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
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
42%
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Skills That Affect Senior Project Engineer Salaries

Manufacturing Process Engineering
▲9%

Systems Engineering
▲4%

Product Development
▲2%

Microsoft Word
▲2%

Microsoft Office
▲1%

Project Management
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

SolidWorks
▼0%

National Average
$83,000

Engineering Design
▼1%

Construction Estimating
▼1%

Scheduling
▼1%

Technical Analysis
▼5%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼6%

AutoCAD
▼7%

autodesk autocad
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 2%
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