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Average Project Engineer Salary in San Jose, California

$75,492
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,064
Bonus
$3,438
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The average salary for a Project Engineer in San Jose, California is $75,492.
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$61k
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$75k
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$97k
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What Do Project Engineers Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Project Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Project Engineer are from the companies United Mechanical Inc., Salas O'Brien and Prime Electric Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Proven Management where the average pay is $78,611. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Prime Electric Inc., earning around $76,302. Salas O'Brien pays the lowest at around $70,000. United Mechanical Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $71,999.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Project Engineers?

Skills in Project Management, Construction Estimating and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $69,484 based on 35 salaries. An early career Project Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,770 based on 126 salaries. A mid-career Project Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,952 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Project Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,967 based on 17 salaries.
Employees with Project Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 4.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (9.8% less), Chicago, Illinois (9.6% less) and New York, New York (6.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 223 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.7%
Early Career
56.5%
Mid Career
20.2%
Experienced
7.6%