Consulting Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$91,000
$66,000
Min 10%
$91,000
Median 50%
$124,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Occidental Petroleum
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a consulting engineer make?
Consulting Engineers in America make an average salary of $91,429 per year or $43.96 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $124,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $66,000 per year. Insurance companies and Telecommunication companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Some of the states with the best Consulting Engineer salaries are California, Delaware, New Mexico, Maryland, and Utah. The typical tenure for a Consulting Engineer is 2.9 years.
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Average Consulting Engineer Salary By Location

As a Consulting Engineer in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $91,429 per year or $43.96 per hour. Consulting Engineers make the most in San Francisco, CA at about $117,042 per year. The San Francisco, CA average entry-level salary for Consulting Engineers is $71,000. Some of the states with the best Consulting Engineer salaries are California, Delaware, New Mexico, Maryland, Utah, Texas, and Colorado. On the other hand, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Florida, Indiana, and Kentucky report the lowest wages for Consulting Engineers.

Map of Consulting Engineer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Consulting Engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Consulting Engineer Salary By Company

There is good job security in Consulting Engineer positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Insurance companies and Telecommunication companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Occidental Petroleum and Alcatel Networks are the highest paying companies. Also, companies like Juniper Networks and Cavium pay their Consulting Engineers very well.

Average Consulting Engineer Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Consulting Engineer works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Automotive companies, Technology companies, and Telecommunication companies pay their Consulting Engineers well. Automotive companies pay Consulting Engineers an average salary of $113,288, Technology companies pay $96,720, and Telecommunication companys come in at $91,792. At $77,470, the average salary for Consulting Engineers in the Professional industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Automotive
Automotive
$113,288
$113k
Technology
Technology
$96,720
$97k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$91,792
$92k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$86,778
$87k
Professional
Professional
$77,470
$77k

Consulting Engineer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Consulting Engineer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Consulting Engineer can range from $72,497 to $141,249 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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