Average Project Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Project Engineer is $67,763.
MEDIAN $67,763
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$51k - $96k
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$422 - $9k
$1k - $48k
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$50k - $99k

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Job Description for Project Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Project Engineer are from the companies Turner Construction Company, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc and Lockheed Martin Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. where the average pay is $76,434. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Turner Construction Company and Lockheed Martin Corp, earning around $76,371 and $76,190, respectively. Whiting-Turner pays the lowest at around $61,536. Walsh Construction Co. and Quest Global also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $62,592 and $63,202, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer

Skills in Project Management and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineer

An entry-level Project Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $58,826 based on 4,642 salaries. An early career Project Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,905 based on 11,412 salaries. A mid-career Project Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,368 based on 5,509 salaries. An experienced Project Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,175 based on 2,906 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $97,379.
Employees with Project Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 16.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (8.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (4.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (2.7% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.5% less).

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