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Project Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$74,000
$56,000
$74,000
$97,000
Project engineers in the United States make an average salary of $74,314 per year or $35.73 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $56,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $97,000. If you like following the crowd, construction and technology companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out technology, energy, and manufacturing companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico, and Texas provide the highest project engineer salaries.
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Map of Project Engineer Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Project Engineer Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to California, Delaware and Maryland, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for project engineers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Nebraska, Kentucky, and Iowa.

City
Average Salary
Portland, ME
Portland, ME
$78,526
$79k
Redmond, WA
Redmond, WA
$77,398
$77k

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Average Project Engineer Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like General Electric and Parker Hannifin as they offer the highest salaries for project engineers.

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    Average Project Engineer Pay By Industry

    The salary for a project engineer can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for project engineers tend to be found in technology, energy, and manufacturing companies. In fact, project engineers can make a yearly salary of $77,586 while working for technology companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Technology
    Technology
    $77,586
    $78k
    Energy
    Energy
    $77,323
    $77k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $76,085
    $76k
    Automotive
    Automotive
    $75,399
    $75k
    Construction
    Construction
    $67,976
    $68k

    Project Engineer Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a project engineer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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.

    Recently Added Project Engineer Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Preconstruction Project Engineer
    Preconstruction Project Engineer
    Bellevue, WA
    Bellevue, WA
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $83,480
    $83,480
    10/31/2020
    Utilities Project Engineer
    Utilities Project Engineer
    Palo Alto, CA
    Palo Alto, CA
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $119,621
    $119,621
    10/29/2020
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    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $80,000
    $80,000
    10/29/2020
    Cost Project Engineer
    Cost Project Engineer
    Mount Vernon, IN
    Mount Vernon, IN
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $52,175
    $52,175
    10/28/2020
    Storm Project Engineer
    Storm Project Engineer
    Woodbridge, VA
    Woodbridge, VA
    10/26/2020
    10/26/2020
    $79,009
    $79,009
    10/26/2020
    Project Engineer
    Project Engineer
    Galesburg, IL
    Galesburg, IL
    10/26/2020
    10/26/2020
    $60,000
    $60,000
    10/26/2020
    Butler Technical Group
    Butler Technical Group
    Project Engineer
    Project Engineer
    Project Engineer
    Phoenix, AZ
    Phoenix, AZ
    10/24/2020
    10/24/2020
    $100,698
    $100,698
    10/24/2020
    Aerotek
    Aerotek
    Project Engineer
    Project Engineer
    Project Engineer
    Tampa, FL
    Tampa, FL
    10/23/2020
    10/23/2020
    $65,000
    $65,000
    10/23/2020
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Project Engineer
    Project Engineer
    Project Engineer
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    10/23/2020
    10/23/2020
    $62,335
    $62,335
    10/23/2020
    Project Engineer
    Project Engineer
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    10/23/2020
    10/23/2020
    $62,335
    $62,335
    10/23/2020