Chief Engineer Salary

A Chief Engineer earns an average salary of $76,675 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are System Architecture, Engineering Design, Systems Engineering, and Program Management.
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$41,714 - $155,379
$42K
$76K
$160K
MEDIAN: $76,442
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50%
90%

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$13.08 - $44.78
$13
$21
$45
MEDIAN: $20.89
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$0$155K
Salary $41,714 - $155,379
Bonus $0.00 - $24,788
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,950
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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$35,681 - $153,081
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,164
Hourly Data $0$69
Hourly Rate $13.08 - $44.78
Hourly Tips $0.56
Overtime $18.41 - $69.85
Annual Data $0$153K
Bonus $0.00 - $24,788
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,950
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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$35,681 - $153,081
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 347

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Job Description for Chief Engineer

The chief engineer is generally in charge of building, maintenance, and repairs needed on-site. This position is often a supervisory role, in which the chief engineer works with maintenance subordinates and delegates tasks. Some of the duties of the chief engineer include purchasing materials or equipment, fulfilling budget requirements when ordering supplies, and keeping stock of necessary inventory. The chief engineer must work closely with other managers or supervisors to ensure operations run smoothly and meet standards of safety and cleanliness. This position also requires formulating blueprints and designs to be implemented using machinery and equipment.

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Chief Engineer Tasks

  • Supervise engineering department staff and operations, and provide technical leadership and mentoring from quotation to execution.
  • Secure internal, external, and customer funding and assist in the development, preparation, and implementation of operating and capital budgets, and control of expenditures.
  • Ensure quality assurance for facility and its services.
  • Operate, maintain, and repair equipment and machinery.
  • Develop designs, specifications, and/or software of new product development projects.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Chief Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 290 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 361 salaries. An experienced Chief Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 537 salaries. A Chief Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 531 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,673

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Chief Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Chief Engineer?

Chief Engineer in Augusta:
"Hard and stressful."
Pros: Learning more about your business.
Cons: Unorganized team work and helping out more.

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Key Stats for Chief Engineer

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 269 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
38%
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Experience Affects Chief Engineer Salaries

▲29%

▲7%

National Average
$73,000

▼14%

▼41%

Skills That Affect Chief Engineer Salaries

System Architecture
▲109%






National Average
$73,000






▼25%

▼33%

HVAC
▼40%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 269 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 16%
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