Average Experienced Project Engineer Salary

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The average salary for an Experienced Project Engineer is $87,013.
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$64k - $120k
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$63k - $124k

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Job Description for Project Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Project Engineer are from the companies HNTB Corporation, Turner Construction Company and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Reported salaries are highest at ExxonMobil Corporation where the average pay is $183,562. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include HNTB Corporation and The Boeing Company, earning around $112,591 and $111,823, respectively. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc pays the lowest at around $88,690. Oshkosh Corporation and Turner Construction Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $89,188 and $95,535, 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 Excel and Microsoft Office.

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 $59,395 based on 2,008 salaries. An early career Project Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,437 based on 11,319 salaries. A mid-career Project Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,767 based on 5,350 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $98,263.
Employees with Project Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 25.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (11.5% more) and San Diego, California (9.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (8.6% less).

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