Consulting Engineer Salary

Consulting Engineers in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $94K annually. Total cash compensation to Consulting Engineers approaches anywhere from $56K on the lower end to $170K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $21K from bonuses and upwards of $26K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by experience level and the individual firm. The vast majority of Consulting Engineers (88 percent) survey respondents are men. Most Consulting Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$55,243 - $155,998
$55K
$97K
$160K
MEDIAN: $97,000
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$21.13 - $97.89
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$0$183K
Salary $55,243 - $155,998
Bonus $520 - $28,828
Profit Sharing $992 - $26,000
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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$54,426 - $183,049
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 128
Hourly Data $0$97
Hourly Rate $21.13 - $97.89
Overtime $55.60
Annual Data $0$183K
Bonus $520 - $28,828
Profit Sharing $992 - $26,000
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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$54,426 - $183,049
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

Job Description for Consulting Engineer

A consulting engineer consults companies on technical subjects to optimize profitability and efficiency. Depending on the companies' exact field, specialized knowledge may be required to perform daily operations such as troubleshooting problems, recommending tools and software, evaluating procedures and methods, and providing budgeting advice. Positions for consulting engineers be available internally (limiting work to one company) or be with a wide variety of customers. Either way, there is great potential for regular travel and/or teleconferencing work with remote offices and locations.

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Consulting Engineer Tasks

  • Consult with engineers and operations team to provide technical expertise or operational recommendations.
  • Evaluate current processes technology and identify key areas for improvement.
  • Test and debug applications, and analyze or troubleshoot problems escalated to engineering.
  • Design, program, and implement new features or improvements to the systems.

Consulting Engineer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Consulting Engineer


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Cisco Systems Inc offers the most; Consulting Engineers earn $119K on average there.

Pay by Experience Level for Consulting Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Consulting Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Consulting Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 51 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Consulting Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Consulting Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 52 salaries. A Consulting Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $142,000 based on 38 salaries.

Consulting Engineer Reviews

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

Consulting Engineer in Colorado Springs:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: Freedom, Beer Fridge, Listen to Music.
Cons: Supervisor is uninterested in growing the business. He has much more invested in his primary company.

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Key Stats for Consulting Engineer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Consulting Engineer Salaries

▲38%

▲14%

National Average
$103,000

▼4%

▼38%

Skills That Affect Consulting Engineer Salaries

Project Management
▲17%

National Average
$103,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 16%