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Average Project Engineer Salary in Los Angeles, California

$72,473
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,543
Bonus
$3,090
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The average salary for a Project Engineer in Los Angeles, California is $72,473.
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$54k
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$72k
90%
$101k
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What Do Project Engineers Do?

The top respondents for the job title Project Engineer are from the companies Southern California Gas Company (The Gas Company), Turner Construction Company and Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton where the average pay is $101,350. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Turner Construction Company and Matt Construction, earning around $93,554 and $73,250, respectively. Neal Electric, Inc. pays the lowest at around $55,000. Walsh Construction Co. and Southern California Gas Company (The Gas Company) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $67,795 and $67,961, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Project Engineers?

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, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineers?

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 $65,294 based on 57 salaries. An early career Project Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,023 based on 316 salaries. A mid-career Project Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,006 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Project Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,800 based on 46 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $110,856.
Employees with Project Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 9.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (5.1% more) and San Diego, California (2.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (6.1% less), Chicago, Illinois (5.9% less) and New York, New York (2.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 538 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.6%
Early Career
58.7%
Mid Career
18.2%
Experienced
8.6%
Late Career
3.9%