Licensed Professional Engineer Salary

With nearly one-half of Licensed Professional Engineers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Licensed Professional Engineers is $79K per year and can range from $61K on the lower end to $113K per year near the higher end. Although slightly more than a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a strong majority get dental coverage, too. There are more male Licensed Professional Engineers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 61 percent. Job satisfaction for Licensed Professional Engineers is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$62,545 - $121,641
$63K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,338
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Salary $62,545 - $121,641
Bonus $783 - $15,319
Profit Sharing $9,000
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$61,745 - $118,359
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37

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Job Description for Licensed Professional Engineer

Licensed professional engineers work in a range of industrial fields, including oil/gas and chemicals, by designing, creating, and implementing various instrumentation and control mechanisms for operation within these fields.

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Licensed Professional Engineer Tasks

  • Utilize software to create engineering drawings, specifications and documentation.
  • Work with other teams and clients to deliver quality designs and products.
  • Identify, resolve and document problems and coordinate solutions.
  • Conduct site surveys, document requirements and work with clients to determine needs.
  • Know, utilize and enforce standards, including material tolerances and local codes.

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Popular Skills for Licensed Professional Engineer


Survey takers who work as Licensed Professional Engineers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Engineering Design, autodesk autocad, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like AutoCAD, autodesk autocad, and Engineering Design. The majority of those who know Engineering Design also know AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Professional Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Professional Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Professional Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Professional Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Licensed Professional Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 12 salaries. A Licensed Professional Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Licensed Professional Engineer

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Licensed Professional Engineer Salaries

▲11%

▲8%

National Average
$80,000

▼7%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Licensed Professional Engineer Salaries


National Average
$80,000


autodesk autocad
▼11%

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 21%
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