Average Professional Engineer Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a Professional Engineer is $85,518

Base Salary
$64k - $121k
$1k - $15k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $12k
Total Pay
$64k - $130k
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What Do Professional Engineers Do?

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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How do Professional Engineers Rate Their Jobs?

3.9 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
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FAQs About Professional Engineers

What is the highest pay for Professional Engineers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Professional Engineer is $121k / year

What is the lowest pay for Professional Engineers?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Professional Engineer is $64k / year

How can Professional Engineers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Professional Engineer is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Professional Engineer that oversees more junior Professional Engineers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.