Project Engineer Salary

A Project Engineer earns an average salary of $66,224 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Energy / Utilities is associated with high pay for this job.

$50,636 - $94,639
$51K
$67K
$95K
MEDIAN: $67,196
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50%
90%

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$16.66 - $40.62
$17
$27
$41
MEDIAN: $26.54
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90%

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$0$97K
Salary $50,636 - $94,639
Bonus $412 - $9,033
Profit Sharing $155 - $8,253
Commission $1,000 - $60,500
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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$49,587 - $97,748
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10,609
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $16.66 - $40.62
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $24.30 - $53.58
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $412 - $9,033
Commission $1,000 - $60,500
Profit Sharing $155 - $8,253
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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$49,587 - $97,748
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,443

Job Description for Project Engineer

Project engineers oversee technical staff on engineering projects within their company, ensuring that projects are completed on schedule, within budget and within project specifications. They coordinate efforts among staff and ensure that effective communication exists among the various divisions or staffs involved in projects, as well as ensure resource allocation is effective, efficient and sufficient to complete the project. Project engineers use their expertise as an engineer throughout their work, and they may be the customer's technical point of contact as well. These engineers typically work alongside other engineers in an office setting, with regular travel to project sites potentially needed as well. These professionals generally work during regular business hours, although additional and/or alternative hours may be required depending on project deadlines and the needs of the business.

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Project Engineer Tasks

  • Utilize engineering knowledge for project management; estimate timelines and schedules; anticipate risks and costs related to the technical aspects of the project.
  • Coordinate and communicate between various areas; supervise and train project staff as needed.
  • Plan and organize technical projects from conception to completion.

Common Career Paths for Project Engineer


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Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Project Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 7,175 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 3,154 salaries. An experienced Project Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 1,635 salaries. A Project Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 631 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,199

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Project Engineer Reviews

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

Project Engineer in Seattle:
Pros: I like the type of work I do with satellite engines.
Cons: I dislike the tools we are given.

Project Engineer in Detroit:
"Alright atmosphere."
Pros: They keep you busy with work which I like. Before they weren't because they could see I didn't have confidence in myself. Helpful at times. Friendly.
Cons: No health benefits because I had said that I had health insurance. Must work one year before vacation time. I feel like I'm getting a raw deal.

Project Engineer in Costa Mesa:
"Project Engineer."
Pros: Planing projects and troubleshooting projects before they even begin is really fun as you see your ideas come to life as you get closer to kick off day. Once the project is kicked off communicating with the team and delegating tasks is exciting for everyone because we get to do something big and make a difference for our clients. The troubleshooting after implementation is interesting too because you always learn how to make things better next time.
Cons: Critical yet nonconstructive feedback is the worst I know it's unavoidable some people will just loose their cool but I do my best to remain calm and be assertive and helpful showing everything is under control and we'll get through the issues until everything is resolved starting with the most important.

Project Engineer in Tampa:
"High responsibility."
Pros: Learn new things.
Cons: Nothing really.

Project Engineer in California:
"Good company, a little behind in technology."
Pros: Flexible responsibilities and hours if needed. Great people to work with. Direct management is easy going. Ability to work on various projects at my own choice.
Cons: The company is a little behind with document management software. I am encouraging that they invest into better software. They are also lacking on benefits. Their health/dental insurance coverage is poor(good is you are in NY but not outside of that), there is no 401k matching, minimal profit sharing, pay is below other companies (though made up with by good onsite management).

Project Engineer in Santa Rosa:
Pros: People I work With.
Cons: Industry I'm in.

Project Engineer in San Diego:
"Great learning experience."
Pros: Family culture.
Cons: Low pay.

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Key Stats for Project Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2117 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Project Engineer Salaries

▲39%

▲24%

▲12%

National Average
$68,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Project Engineer Salaries


▲5%



National Average
$68,000

Microsoft Project
▼1%

▼3%

▼3%







▼8%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2117 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 9%