The average salary for a Project Engineer with Microsoft Office skills is $65,962.
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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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Project Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Project Engineer are from the companies Whiting-Turner, Turner Construction Company and Walsh Construction Co.. Reported salaries are highest at Turner Construction Company where the average pay is $79,233. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Jacobs Engineering Group Inc and Quest Global, earning around $76,163 and $67,500, respectively. Stantec pays the lowest at around $60,692. Whiting-Turner and Walsh Construction Co. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $61,417 and $62,504, 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 Construction Estimating, Autodesk AutoCAD 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 $57,890 based on 495 salaries. An early career Project Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,658 based on 3,222 salaries. A mid-career Project Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,573 based on 1,422 salaries. An experienced Project Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,996 based on 721 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $95,624.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Project Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 18.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (5.0% more) and San Diego, California (4.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (7.1% less) and Chicago, Illinois (4.3% less).
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