Contracting Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$115,000
$77,000
Min 10%
$115,000
Median 50%
$169,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
CSS
Highest Paying City
Palo Alto, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
2.5 years
How much does a contracting engineer make?
The national average salary for a Contracting Engineer in the United States is $115,191 per year or $55.38 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $169,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $78,000 per year. Professional companies and Technology companies have the most job opportunities for Contracting Engineers. States with the highest Contracting Engineer salaries include California, New Hampshire, Washington, Massachusetts, and New Mexico. The typical tenure for a Contracting Engineer is 2.5 years.
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Average Contracting Engineer Salary By Location

Across America, Contracting Engineers make on average $115,191 annually or $55.38 hourly. The city with the highest Contracting Engineer salary is Palo Alto, CA at $138,544 per year. The average starting salary in Palo Alto, CA for Contracting Engineers is $85,000. Some of the states with the best Contracting Engineer salaries are California, New Hampshire, Washington, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Delaware, and Texas. The lowest earning states are Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, and Arkansas.

Map of Contracting Engineer Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Contracting Engineer Salary By Company

Contracting Engineers report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Professional companies and Technology companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Contracting Engineers are CSS and Samsung Telecommunications America General. In addition, companies like CyberCoders and Compass Technologies report highly competitive salaries for Contracting Engineers.

Average Contracting Engineer Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Contracting Engineer works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Technology companies, Utilities companies, and Construction companies pay higher-than-average wages for Contracting Engineers. Technology companies pay Contracting Engineers an average salary of $125,421, Utilities companies pay $115,434, and Construction companys come in at $112,205. The average salary for Contracting Engineers in the Manufacturing industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $102,311.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$125,421
$125k
Utilities
Utilities
$115,434
$115k
Construction
Construction
$112,205
$112k
Automotive
Automotive
$105,131
$105k
Professional
Professional
$104,013
$104k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$102,311
$102k

Contracting Engineer Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Contracting Engineer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Contracting Engineer can range from $91,338 to $177,959 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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