$75,079
Avg. Salary
$33.95
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,898

Bonus

$4,000

Profit Sharing

$7,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Professional Engineer is $33.95 per hour.

The median Professional Engineer has a base pay of $75,079. Salaries generally range from $58k to $110k. The median bonus is $3,898. Skills that can affect salary include Engineering Design, Project Management, Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d.
$24.93
10%
$33.95
50%
$64.56
90%
MEDIAN $33.95
$58k
10%
$75k
50%
$110k
90%
MEDIAN $75,079
$58,273 - $110,379
$58K
$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,079
10%
50%
90%

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$24.93 - $64.56
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MEDIAN: $33.95
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$0$115K
Salary $58,273 - $110,379
Bonus $734 - $14,518
Profit Sharing $811 - $11,836
Commission $7,500
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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$59,131 - $115,930
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 537
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $24.93 - $64.56
Hourly Tips $0.37
Overtime $26.65 - $60.70
Annual Data $0$115K
Bonus $734 - $14,518
Commission $7,500
Profit Sharing $811 - $11,836
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).
)
$59,131 - $115,930
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 70

Job Description for Professional Engineer

Engineering is a very broad field with hundreds of specific disciplines; some are so different from others that they hardly seem like the same type of job. Though it was once the case that anybody could do engineering work without certification, there are now very strict standards one must meet to become an engineer. Above even this is the professional engineer, whose hard work and exhaustive understanding of engineering entitles him/her to a particular level of recognition as a master of the craft.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Professional Engineer


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Professional Engineer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Professional Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Professional Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Professional Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 82 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $74,000 based on 124 salaries. An experienced Professional Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 81 salaries. A 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 $103,000 based on 47 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

18%

10%

-2%

National Average: $77,817

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Professional Engineer Reviews

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

Professional Engineer in Tacoma:
"Tacoma Payscale Survey 2019."
Pros: Nice city, short commute, good community
Cons: Not enough work related conferences or educational events occur in town

Professional Engineer in Nashville:
"Mostly Good, Long Hours."
Pros: I like the challenge and the diversity of jobs when we're busy.
Cons: Long hours and overnight travel. Underpaid and underappreciated if you are young.

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Key Stats for Professional Engineer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Professional Engineer Salaries

▲32%

▲7%

National Average
$78,000

▼5%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Professional Engineer Salaries


National Average
$78,000


Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 12%