Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers take home an average $77K per year. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers vary widely between $63K and $99K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$61,423 - $95,162
(Median)
$61K
$77K
$95K
MEDIAN: $76,999
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$28.99 - $37.50
(Median)
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$34
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$61,423 - $95,162  
   
Bonus
$999 - $10,005  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,696  
Total Pay (?
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$63,018 - $99,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 267
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$33.74  
   
Overtime
$28.56 - $51.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$999 - $10,005  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,696  
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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$63,018 - $99,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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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 Senior Project Engineer Salaries

Manufacturing Process Engineering
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Product Development
up arrow 2%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$81,000

Construction Estimating
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 3%

SolidWorks
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 5%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 6%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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