The average salary for an Experienced Project Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $88,230.
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Job Description for Project Engineer
Project engineers oversee technical staff on engineering projects within their company, ensuring that projects are completed on schedule, within budget and within project specifications. They coordinate efforts among staff and ensure that effective communication exists among the various divisions or staffs involved in projects, as well as ensure resource allocation is effective, efficient and sufficient to complete the project. Project engineers use their expertise as an engineer throughout thei…Read more
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Popular Skills for Project Engineer
Skills in Project Management, Engineering Design and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office 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 $60,691 based on 60 salaries. An early career Project Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,830 based on 279 salaries. A mid-career Project Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,239 based on 95 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $99,990.
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Employees with Project Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 23.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (10.0% more) and San Diego, California (8.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (9.9% less) and Dallas, Texas (0.7% less).
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