Average Project Engineer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$68,073
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,700
Bonus
$2,150
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The average salary for a Project Engineer in Washington, District of Columbia is $68,073.
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$56k
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$68k
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$102k
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MEDIAN $68,073
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Salary
$56k - $102k
Bonus
$194 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$501 - $5k
Total Pay
$58k - $103k

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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.
The top respondents for the job title Project Engineer are from the companies The Clark Construction Group Inc., LLC, Ulliman Schutte and Southland Industries. Reported salaries are highest at The Clark Construction Group Inc., LLC where the average pay is $69,176. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Baker Concrete Construction, Inc., earning around $63,673. Ulliman Schutte pays the lowest at around $61,665. Southland Industries also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $63,530.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Project Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Project Engineer
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / Gen...
Project Manager, Engineering
Civil Engineer
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Project Engineer

Skills in Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD, Construction Estimating, 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 $63,223 based on 37 salaries. An early career Project Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,505 based on 146 salaries. A mid-career Project Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,227 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Project Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,747 based on 26 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $116,923.
Employees with Project Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 15.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (7.8% more) and Los Angeles, California (4.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (3.1% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 280 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.2%
Early Career
52.1%
Mid Career
20.4%
Experienced
9.3%
Late Career
5.0%