Average Project Engineer, Construction Salary

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The average salary for a Project Engineer, Construction is $62,265.
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$48k - $86k
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$45k - $88k

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Job Description for Project Engineer, Construction

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.

Job Satisfaction for Project Engineer, Construction

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The top respondents for the job title Project Engineer, Construction are from the companies Turner Construction Company, Gilbane and JE Dunn Construction Company. Reported salaries are highest at Bechtel Corporation where the average pay is $127,743. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Gilbane and Turner Construction Company, earning around $76,183 and $74,375, respectively. Gaylor Group Inc. pays the lowest at around $41,628. CDM Smith and JE Dunn Construction Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $61,430 and $63,323, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Construction

Skills in Project Management, Construction Estimating and Contractor Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineer, Construction

An entry-level Project Engineer, Construction with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $56,704 based on 164 salaries. An early career Project Engineer, Construction with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,442 based on 810 salaries. A mid-career Project Engineer, Construction with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,999 based on 292 salaries. An experienced Project Engineer, Construction with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,257 based on 143 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $87,798.
Employees with Project Engineer, Construction in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 19.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (15.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (12.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (0.3% less).

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