Average Early-Career Project Engineer Salary

$64,658
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,480
Bonus
$4,880
Commission
$2,060
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The average salary for an Early-Career Project Engineer is $64,658.
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$50k
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$65k
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$81k
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$50k - $81k
Bonus
$506 - $7k
Profit Sharing
$496 - $8k
Commission
$500 - $12k
Total Pay
$49k - $84k
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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.
The top respondents for the job title Project Engineer are from the companies Turner Construction Company, Walsh Construction Co. and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Turner Construction Company where the average pay is $76,131. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Jacobs Engineering Group Inc and The Clark Construction Group Inc., LLC, earning around $72,283 and $71,694, respectively. Walsh Construction Co. pays the lowest at around $64,054. Quest Global and Whiting-Turner also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $64,067 and $64,235, 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 Office and Microsoft Excel.

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 $59,634 based on 1,986 salaries. A mid-career Project Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,195 based on 5,311 salaries. An experienced Project Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,058 based on 2,794 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $98,437.
Employees with Project Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 10.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (7.9% more) and San Diego, California (6.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (0.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 11,328 survey responses.
Entry Level
17.5%
Mid Career
46.9%
Experienced
24.7%
Late Career
10.9%