$92,805
Avg. Salary
$44.41
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,142

Bonus

$3,917

Profit Sharing

$15,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Project Engineer is $44.41 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Project Engineer is $92,805 per year.

$32.14
10%
$44.41
50%
$63.91
90%
MEDIAN $44.41
$72k
10%
$93k
50%
$124k
90%
MEDIAN $92,805
$72,352 - $123,876
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MEDIAN: $92,805
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90%

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$32.14 - $63.91
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$0$131K
Salary $72,352 - $123,876
Bonus $999 - $14,717
Profit Sharing $511 - $12,179
Commission $15,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$74,128 - $131,535
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,789
Hourly Data $0$75
Hourly Rate $32.14 - $63.91
Overtime $31.45 - $75.12
Annual Data $0$131K
Bonus $999 - $14,717
Commission $15,000
Profit Sharing $511 - $12,179
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$74,128 - $131,535
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 143

Job Description for Senior Project Engineer

Also known as a lead project engineer, a senior project engineer oversees operating processes. These processes are used by companies making products and completing projects of various types, including construction, industrial, and environmental. The senior project engineer watches over the efforts of technical personal as they perform their aspects of a project, oversees the needs of clients, and provides ways to improve processes.

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Senior Project Engineer Tasks
  • Interpret specifications and project plans to organize, estimate, and schedule project efforts.
  • Document and analyze project needs, goals, and objectives.
  • Track budget and schedule, making adjustments to reach goals.
  • Liaise with all relevant staff, contractors, suppliers, and others to coordinate work.

Senior Project Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$173K

$86,486

$109,123

$96,181

$97,295

$76,000

Intertek
8 profiles
$89,171

Moog, Inc.
8 profiles
$116,701

$86,005

Kohler, Co.
7 profiles
$79,395

$156,949

Common Career Paths for Senior Project Engineer


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It's not very common for Senior Project Engineers to move on to become Directors of Engineering. Average pay for a Director of Engineering is $142K annually. Senior Project Engineers most often move into positions as Engineering Project Managers or Construction Project Managers. Engineering Project Managers actually earn $7K less on average, however, and Construction Project Managers earn $26K less per year than Senior Project Engineers do.

Senior Project Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Senior Project Engineer


Survey results imply that Senior Project Engineers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Systems Engineering, Product Development, Technical Analysis, and Manufacturing Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Construction Estimating, AutoCAD, and autodesk autocad. Those educated in Engineering Design tend to be well versed in Technical Analysis and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Project Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Project Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Project Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 266 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Project Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 510 salaries. An experienced Senior Project Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 576 salaries. A Senior Project Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 349 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $96,643

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Senior Project Engineers, Detroit provides a pay rate that is 17 percent greater than the national average. Senior Project Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+16 percent), Farmington Hills (+8 percent), San Francisco (+4 percent), and Denver (+1 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Philadelphia (11 percent less) and Seattle (6 percent less).

Senior Project Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Project Engineer?

Senior Project Engineer in Hesston:
"Relaxed."
Pros: Far away from home.
Cons: Far away from home.

Senior Project Engineer in New York:
"Variety packed and challenging."
Pros: Making an impact on people
Cons: Traffic

Senior Project Engineer in Holyoke:
"Ust."
Pros: Great company. Many opportunities.
Cons: Communication often lacking. Need better collaboration.

Senior Project Engineer in Fairfax:
"Fairfax."
Pros: Short Commute, good area, lots of local amenties.
Cons: Surrounding traffic, generic, suburban/city environment, cost of living.

Senior Project Engineer in Chicago:
"Diversity."
Pros: It's a city with many different cultures and architecture. Which allows me to develop my skills and experiences within my field of work.
Cons: The competition is extreme...

Senior Project Engineer in Danvers:
"Negotiate."
When taking on a new project, set performance based incentives. Don't allow the owner to put his/her name on your patents or worse, claim them as their own when they had no input into the development.

Senior Project Engineer in Seattle:
"Project Manager."
Remain patient if you are looking to advance position to Project Manager.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Senior Project Engineer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 535 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Senior Project Engineer Salaries

▲14%

▲3%

National Average
$97,000

▼6%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Senior Project Engineer Salaries





National Average
$97,000

Project Management
▼1%

Engineering Design
▼2%

▼3%







▼9%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 535 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 6%