CHIEF ENGINEER SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$88,000
$62,000
Min 10%
$88,000
Median 50%
$125,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Ball
Highest Paying City
Palo Alto, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
5.4 years
How much does a chief engineer make?
Chief Engineers in America make an average salary of $88,403 per year or $42.5 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 63,000. The top 10 percent earn over $125,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $62,000 annually. Most Chief Engineer jobs are in Hospitality companies and Technology companies. The top 5 states when it comes to Chief Engineer salaries are California, Colorado, Nevada, Texas, and Alaska. The typical employment in the position spans 5.4 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Engineer
$78,430

Average Chief Engineer Salary By Company

If you are a Chief Engineer, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Chief Engineers are in Hospitality companies and Technology companies. Companies like Ball or Pierce Manufacturing will get you the highest pay packages. Also, companies like McDermott International and Entercom pay their Chief Engineers very well.

Average Chief Engineer Salary By Location

As a Chief Engineer in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $88,403 per year or $42.5 per hour. Working in Palo Alto, CA as a Chief Engineer will pay you the highest wages at around $113,456 per year. The average starting salary in Palo Alto, CA for Chief Engineers is $73,000. California, Colorado, Nevada, Texas, and Alaska are the top 5 highest earning states for Chief Engineers. Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Maine, and Vermont are at the bottom for competitive pay.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Palo Alto, CA
$113,456
2
Aurora, CO
$99,420
3
Austin, TX
$99,202
4
Bellevue, WA
$95,773
5
Springfield, IL
$93,978

Average Chief Engineer Salary By Industry

The type of industry that a Chief Engineer works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Utilities companies, Real Estate companies, and Automotive companies pay higher-than-average wages for Chief Engineers. Utilities companies pay Chief Engineers an average salary of $103,809, Real Estate companies pay $91,531, and Automotive companys come in at $90,172. The types of companies that pay Chief Engineers the least are in the Professional industry, where the average annual salary is $79,630.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Utilities
$103,809
2
Real Estate
$91,531
3
Automotive
$90,172
4
Hospitality
$89,133
5
Construction
$82,739

RECENTLY ADDED Chief Engineer SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Talener
Chief Engineer
10/30/2019
$180,000
Chief Engineer
10/16/2019
$76,280
Suny Maritime College
Chief Engineer
10/12/2019
$125,000
Chief Engineer
10/04/2019
$58,916
09/12/2019
$49,920
Sacramento County
Chief Engineer
08/29/2019
$150,587
Goodwin Recruiting
Chief Engineer
08/21/2019
$80,000
Randstad
Chief Engineer
08/20/2019
$120,000
08/09/2019
$41,164
City of Cincinnati
Chief Engineer
08/02/2019
$88,251
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