Professional Engineer

Professional Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$80,000
$58,000
Min 10%
$80,000
Median 50%
$111,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Chevron
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
4.4 years
How much does a professional engineer make?
Professional Engineers in America make an average salary of $80,901 per year or $38.89 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 53,000. The top 10 percent earn over $111,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $58,000 annually. The most abundant employment opportunities for Professional Engineers are in Professional companies and Internet companies. Some of the states with the best Professional Engineer salaries are California, Alaska, New Jersey, District of Columbia, and Louisiana. The typical employment for a Professional Engineer is 4.4 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
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$78,430

Average Professional Engineer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Professional Engineer in the USA is $80,901 annually or $38.89 hourly. Working in San Francisco, CA as a Professional Engineer will pay you the highest wages at around $111,885 per year. Not only that, San Francisco, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $75,000. California, Alaska, New Jersey, District of Columbia, and Louisiana are the highest paying states. The lowest earning states are North Dakota, Wisconsin, Idaho, South Dakota, and Montana.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Francisco, CA
$111,885
2
Hillsborough, NJ
$90,417
3
Austin, TX
$90,240
4
Baton Rouge, LA
$89,232
5
Poughkeepsie, NY
$87,796

Average Professional Engineer Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Professional Engineer makes. Professional companies and Internet companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Chevron and AT&T are the highest paying companies. Also, companies like Ecology and Environment and Bayer pay their Professional Engineers very well.

Average Professional Engineer Pay By Industry

Professional Engineer salaries can vary depending on the industry. By looking at our data, we can see that Telecommunication companies, Technology companies, and Energy companies pay their Professional Engineers well. Telecommunication companies pay Professional Engineers an average salary of $92,111, Technology companies pay $79,506, and Energy companys come in at $78,508. At $75,249, the average salary for Professional Engineers in the Manufacturing industry is lower than other industries.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Telecommunication
$92,111
2
Technology
$79,506
3
Energy
$78,508
4
Professional
$78,092
5
Construction
$77,311

Recently Added Professional Engineer Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
01/29/2020
$67,288
Professional Engineer
01/23/2020
$29,218
State of New York
Professional Engineer
01/23/2020
$97,448
New York State Civil Service
Professional Engineer
01/22/2020
$77,187
Randstad
Professional Engineer
01/21/2020
$100,000
Aerotek
Professional Engineer
12/30/2019
$100,000
New York State Civil Service
Professional Engineer
12/27/2019
$77,187
Professional Engineer
12/24/2019
$70,000
State of Florida
Professional Engineer
12/19/2019
$52,500
St. John's River Water Management District-Sa
Professional Engineer
12/17/2019
$67,288
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