The average salary for an Early-Career Project Engineer in Houston, Texas is $71,417.
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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 thei…Read more
Project Engineer Tasks
- Plan and organize technical projects from conception to completion.
- Coordinate and communicate between various areas; supervise and train project staff as needed.
- Utilize engineering knowledge for project management; estimate timelines and schedules; anticipate risks and costs related to the technical aspects of the project.
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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 Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and Autodesk AutoCAD.
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 $62,722 based on 49 salaries. A mid-career Project Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,233 based on 311 salaries. An experienced Project Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $109,654 based on 154 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $121,887.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Project Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 3.2% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (9.8% less), Chicago, Illinois (9.3% less) and New York, New York (6.4% less).
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