Project Engineer, Construction Salary

An average Construction Project Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $60K annually. Earnings generally vary between $45K and $88K per year. Total cash compensation for Construction Project Engineers runs from $45K to $88K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $7K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and the particular employer. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men account for the majority of Construction Project Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 80 percent to be exact. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$46,840 - $87,098
$47K
$60K
$87K
MEDIAN: $60,467
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50%
90%

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$15.60 - $38.50
$16
$24
$39
MEDIAN: $24.19
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$0$89K
Salary $46,840 - $87,098
Bonus $497.17 - $7,054
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,891
Commission $1,000
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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$45,556 - $89,429
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 715
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $15.60 - $38.50
Hourly Tips $0.83
Overtime $21.08 - $53.95
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $497.17 - $7,054
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,891
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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$45,556 - $89,429
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 89

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Job Description for Project Engineer, Construction

Construction projects are typically massive undertakings, and it is the construction project engineer's job to coordinate the construction team to effectively and safely turn blueprints into finished structures. The construction project engineer is responsible for the oversight of most major aspects of construction work, including organizing the acquisition of materials, equipment and workers; planning for costs; managing the project so that it is within budget; executing the actual construction work; and ensuring that the completed structure meets clients' quality standards and is in compliance with building codes and laws.

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Project Engineer, Construction Tasks

  • Utilize engineering knowledge for construction project management; estimate timelines and schedules; anticipate risks and costs related to the technical aspects of the project.
  • May be responsible for bid analysis, constructability reviews, and permit processing.
  • Coordinate and communicate between various sites and teams; supervise and train construction project staff as needed.
  • Plan and organize construction engineering projects from conception to completion.

Common Career Paths for Project Engineer, Construction


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Construction Project Engineers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Construction Senior Project Manager. The latter position pays an average of $111K annually. The most common career progression for Construction Project Engineers leads to becoming a Construction Project Manager, where average pay is $70K annually. However, many Construction Project Engineers also opt to become Assistant Project Managers of Construction. Typically, an Assistant Project Manager of Construction brings home $50K.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Construction


Survey takers working as Construction Project Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Prolog, Construction Estimating, Contractor Management, and Contract Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project, AutoDesk, and AutoCAD. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineer, Construction

Pay by Experience for a Project Engineer, Construction has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Engineer, Construction with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 534 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Engineer, Construction with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 198 salaries. An experienced Project Engineer, Construction which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 95 salaries. A Project Engineer, Construction with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 39 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,215

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

For Construction Project Engineers, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Construction Project Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+21 percent), San Francisco (+21 percent), San Diego (+15 percent), and Los Angeles (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is Baltimore, which sits 9 percent below the national average. Philadelphia and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

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Q: What is it like working as a Project Engineer, Construction?

Project Engineer, Construction in San Jose:
"The training provided."
Pros: The ability to learn on the job.
Cons: The pay.

Project Engineer, Construction in Findlay:
"Same job, same responsibilities, different compensation."
Pros: It's a great company. I like where I work. Good benefits.
Cons: I do the exact same thing as everyone else does in my department, but since I have an engineering "technology" degree I get paid A TON LESS than everyone. It is very stressful and depressing.

Project Engineer, Construction in Miami:
"Project Engineer."
Pros: People are very passionate, hard working and forward thinking, My team gets me through the tough days and we are all very supportive with each other. Everyone is willing to help you or teach you, if there are any areas that you would like to improve on, Suffolk goes above and beyond to provide you with the training or tools you need to be effective. The company loves innovation which creates a lot of opportunities for advancement and personal development. Suffolk loves to give back to the community and encourages volunteer work and helping others. It is great working for a company with great people, awesome opportunities and that cares.
Cons: The company does tend to run lean and it can do a better job a placing and tracking the movement of people from job to job. A lot of new people to the company has increased the need for training and development. A lot of new processes and changes are being made without properly training the employees first.

Project Engineer, Construction in Fort Worth:
"People And Company Atmosphere."
Pros: Working hand in hand with a great team to complete a project.
Cons: The pay is below average for a 60 hour a week job.

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Key Stats for Project Engineer, Construction

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Project Engineer, Construction Salaries

▲32%

▲18%

▲18%

National Average
$61,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Project Engineer, Construction Salaries

▲6%





▲1%



National Average
$61,000


Microsoft Excel
▼1%

autodesk autocad
▼1%


▼6%

▼8%

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 8%
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