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.