Average Project Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$66,768
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,008
Bonus
$2,250
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The average salary for a Project Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $66,768.
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$53k
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$93k
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MEDIAN $66,768
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Salary
$53k - $93k
Bonus
$965 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$368 - $7k
Total Pay
$53k - $99k

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Job Description for Project Engineer

Project Engineer Tasks
  • Utilize engineering knowledge for project management; estimate timelines and schedules; anticipate risks and costs related to the technical aspects of the project.
  • Coordinate and communicate between various areas; supervise and train project staff as needed.
  • Plan and organize technical projects from conception to completion.

Popular Employer Salaries for Project Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Project Engineer are from the companies Walsh Construction Co., F.H. Paschen and S&C Electric Company. Reported salaries are highest at S&C Electric Company where the average pay is $89,494. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Invenergy LLC, earning around $70,000. Walsh Construction Co. pays the lowest at around $59,536. F.H. Paschen also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $60,961.

Career Paths

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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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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, Construction Estimating 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 $60,188 based on 60 salaries. An early career Project Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,227 based on 290 salaries. A mid-career Project Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,128 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Project Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,278 based on 54 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $101,016.
Employees with Project Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 18.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (10.2% more) and San Diego, California (9.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (1.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 525 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.4%
Early Career
55.2%
Mid Career
18.1%
Experienced
10.3%
Late Career
5.0%