$67,081
Avg. Salary
$26.69
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,909

Profit Sharing

$2,432

Commission

$4,250

The average pay for a Project Engineer is $26.69 per hour.

The average pay for a Project Engineer is $67,081 per year.

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MEDIAN $27
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MEDIAN $67,081
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MEDIAN: $67,081
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$16.74 - $41.08
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$0$97K
Salary $50,474 - $95,004
Bonus $498 - $9,374
Profit Sharing $300 - $8,493
Commission $0.00 - $48,479
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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$49,504 - $97,985
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 20,355
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $16.74 - $41.08
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $24.16 - $54.69
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $498 - $9,374
Commission $0.00 - $48,479
Profit Sharing $300 - $8,493
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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$49,504 - $97,985
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,625

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.

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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: $68,108

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

Project Engineer Reviews

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

Project Engineer in Burbank:
"Feelings."
Pros: Frequent customer interaction and intimate hand in design and parts fabrication.
Cons: The product is always the same. There is little variety.

Project Engineer in New York:
"Great If You're Up To The Task."
Pros: It's great if your up to the task, varied responsibilities, CAD drafting of electrical controls, programming, supervising technicians installing projects. Etc. Interesting varied projects.
Cons: Extremely stressful, very tight deadlines, potential injury at construction site.

Project Engineer in Chicago:
"Great High Expectations But High Reward."
Pros: The unique and complex projects that I am assigned to.
Cons: Sometimes the long hours put in on the job site.

Project Engineer in Dearborn:
"Coworker's Experience And Knowledge."
Make sure you are surrounded by people that can make you better professionally and personally.

Project Engineer in Milwaukee:
Pros: I like that its exactly what I studied in school.
Cons: What I like least is the pay. I know its a small company but I feel like I should be better compensated. Currently I'm severely under the average for people with a similar degree.

Project Engineer in Utica:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: I love my job and my first project is a 18 month $1.5 Billion, nanotechnology clean room facility in my home town, a dream come true.
Cons: I have a dog and girlfriend who hate when I travel, and my employer set my work hours for me. Its a high stress job.

Project Engineer in Los Angeles:
"The Management."
Pros: It offers unique challenges that allow to me to constantly use my critical thinking to come up with solutions. Being the focal point of ensuring project delivery keeps me motivated to do well in the eyes of my peers, supervisors and clients. Constantly improving our management systems increases the efficiency of how well I can perform my job scope. The flexibility that comes with managing my own schedule with the ultimate purpose of ensuring successful project delivery.
Cons: Running shop tech errands that completely throw off my day by having to pick up equipment, drop-off equipment, etc. Performing too much office paperwork that takes away from my time to utilize in actually managing projects (scanning/writing reports/etc). I dread reviewing contracts as they are absolutely boring.

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Key Stats for Project Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3952 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
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%

▼2%

▼3%








▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3952 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 9%