The average salary for a Professional Engineer is $76,582.
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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 cr…Read more
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 Professional Engineer
Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D
Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk AutoCAD, Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD), Project Management and Engineering Design.
Pay by Experience Level for Professional Engineer
An entry-level Professional Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $62,341 based on 6 salaries. An early career Professional Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,185 based on 129 salaries. A mid-career Professional Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,414 based on 233 salaries. An experienced Professional Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,670 based on 129 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $98,189.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Professional Engineer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 17.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (15.6% more) and Houston, Texas (15.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (13.1% less).
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