The average salary for a Project Engineer with Microsoft Office skills in San Jose, California is $73,247.
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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
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.
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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 $68,489 based on 11 salaries. An early career Project Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,542 based on 51 salaries. A mid-career Project Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,897 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Project Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,865 based on 6 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Project Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 6.2% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (16.4% less), Chicago, Illinois (13.8% less) and Seattle, Washington (7.2% less).
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