Average Early-Career Project Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

$71,417
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,534
Bonus
$6,000
Commission
$2,948
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The average salary for an Early-Career Project Engineer in Houston, Texas is $71,417.
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$56k
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$94k
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$56k - $94k
Bonus
$600 - $10k
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$0 - $6k
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$56k - $99k
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Job Description for Project Engineer

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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 560 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.8%
Mid Career
55.5%
Experienced
27.5%
Late Career
8.2%