$61,426
Avg. Salary
$22.78
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,559

Bonus

$1,999

Profit Sharing

$0.00

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Project Engineer, Construction is $22.78 per hour.

The average pay for a Project Engineer, Construction is $61,426 per year.

10%
$15.33
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$22.78
50%
$35.06
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MEDIAN $22.78
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$48k
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$85k
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MEDIAN $61,426
$47,597 - $84,796
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MEDIAN: $61,426
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$0$87K
Salary $47,597 - $84,796
Bonus $502 - $6,861
Profit Sharing $96.96 - $8,155
Commission $0.00
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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$44,713 - $87,180
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,309
Hourly Data $0$56
Hourly Rate $15.33 - $35.06
Hourly Tips $0.83
Overtime $23.64 - $56.41
Annual Data $0$87K
Bonus $502 - $6,861
Commission $0.00
Profit Sharing $96.96 - $8,155
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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$44,713 - $87,180
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 179

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.

Project Engineer, Construction Pay By Employer

$0$89K

$73,678

$57,453

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.

Project Engineer, Construction Job Listings

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

20%

13%

10%

3%

2%

1%

-6%

National Average: $61,770

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.

Project Engineer, Construction Reviews

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

Project Engineer, Construction in Tampa:
Pros: Employee owned ESOP
Cons: Travel time outside of long work hours

Project Engineer, Construction in New York:
"Run Away."
Pros: Pizza
Cons: The people, the noise, the pollution.

Project Engineer, Construction in Lakemoor:
"Be ready."
Keep detailed records. Document everything you do. Report the facts only.

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
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 238 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Project Engineer, Construction Salaries

▲31%

▲17%

▲17%

National Average
$62,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Project Engineer, Construction Salaries

▲5%





▼0%


National Average
$62,000



Microsoft Excel
▼2%

autodesk autocad
▼2%


▼7%

▼8%

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 238 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 10%