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Average Project Engineer Salary in Irvine, California

$74,704
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,948
Bonus
$5,000
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The average salary for a Project Engineer in Irvine, California is $74,704.
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$58k
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$75k
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$111k
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What Do Project Engineers Do?

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What Are Popular Skills for Project Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineers?

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 $66,187 based on 12 salaries. An early career Project Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,852 based on 76 salaries. A mid-career Project Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,610 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Project Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,946 based on 22 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $120,000.
Employees with Project Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 5.9% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (8.9% less), Denver, Colorado (8.9% less) and New York, New York (5.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 156 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.7%
Early Career
48.7%
Mid Career
25.6%
Experienced
14.1%
Late Career
3.8%