Senior Project Engineers with AutoCAD skills who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up around three in five of Senior Project Engineers with AutoCAD skills. Pay fluctuates from $69K to $125K per year, but expected earnings average $85K annually. Cash earnings for Senior Project Engineers with AutoCAD skills — including $14K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $69K to $125K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Senior Project Engineers with AutoCAD skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$66,999 - $118,007
(Median)
$67K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,430
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$26.81 - $65.52
(Median)
$27
$37
$66
MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$66,999 - $118,007  
   
Bonus
$495.96 - $14,047  
Profit Sharing
$618 - $9,696  
Total Pay (?
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$68,795 - $125,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 360
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$26.81 - $65.52  
   
Overtime
$9.12 - $47.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$495.96 - $14,047  
   
Profit Sharing
$618 - $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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$68,795 - $125,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Project Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $77K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $85K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Senior Project Engineers with AutoCAD skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $91K. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $101K.

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Experience Affects Senior Project Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$88,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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