Average Professional Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Professional Engineer is $76,582.
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$59k - $110k
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$795 - $12k
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$60k - $117k

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Job Description for Professional Engineer

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.

Job Satisfaction for Professional Engineer

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Popular Skills for Professional Engineer

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.
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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