The average salary for a Mid-Career Project Engineer is $76,661.
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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
Popular Employer Salaries for Project Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Project Engineer are from the companies Turner Construction Company, Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. and Stantec. Reported salaries are highest at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc where the average pay is $95,699. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. and Turner Construction Company, earning around $86,038 and $83,171, respectively. Stantec Consulting Ltd. pays the lowest at around $77,673. Rk&k and Stantec also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $78,000 and $78,611, 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 Microsoft Excel, 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 $59,130 based on 1,977 salaries. An early career Project Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,257 based on 11,434 salaries. An experienced Project Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,808 based on 2,900 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $98,058.
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Employees with Project Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 14.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (11.8% more) and San Diego, California (10.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (0.8% less).
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