Entry-Level Senior Project Engineer Salary

The average Entry-Level Senior Project Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $80K per year. Total incomes of Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $13K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $65K and $103K. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a large number collect vision insurance. For the most part, Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$63,364 - $95,546
$63K
$80K
$96K
MEDIAN: $79,744
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90%

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$28.32 - $44.70
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$35
$45
MEDIAN: $35.00
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$0$101K
Salary $63,364 - $95,546
Bonus $986 - $10,037
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $13,395
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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$64,825 - $101,837
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 281
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $28.32 - $44.70
Overtime $28.84 - $58.79
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $986 - $10,037
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $13,395
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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$64,825 - $101,837
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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Senior Project Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,990

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

Surpassing the national average by 18 percent, Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+2 percent). Compared to the national average, Atlanta Entry-Level Senior Project Engineers have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession.

Senior Project Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

Senior Project Engineer in Chicago:
"Good Luck."
Strive for clarity for yourself and your team. Project requirements, job descriptions, chain of command, all that. Ambiguity fosters low morale and low performance.

Key Stats for Senior Project Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
44%
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Skills That Affect Senior Project Engineer Salaries

Manufacturing Process Engineering
▲9%

Systems Engineering
▲4%

Microsoft Word
▲2%

Product Development
▲1%

Project Management
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

SolidWorks
▼0%

National Average
$83,000

Engineering Design
▼1%

Construction Estimating
▼1%

Scheduling
▼1%

Technical Analysis
▼5%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼6%

AutoCAD
▼7%

autodesk autocad
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 3%
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