Project Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$74,000
$56,000
Min 10%
$74,000
Median 50%
$97,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
General Electric
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.4 years
How much does a project engineer make?
Project Engineers in America make, on average, $74,314 a year or $35.73 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 41,000. The top 10 percent earn over $97,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $56,000 annually. Construction companies and Technology companies have the most job opportunities for Project Engineers. California, Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico, and Texas have the highest paying Project Engineer jobs. The typical tenure for a Project Engineer is 3.4 years.

Average Project Engineer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Project Engineer in the USA is $74,314 annually or $35.73 hourly. The top city when it comes to Project Engineer salaries is San Francisco, CA at $87,911 per year. Even as an entry-level Project Engineer, you will make $60,000 per year in San Francisco, CA. Some of the states with the best Project Engineer salaries are California, Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, and Colorado. Nebraska, Kentucky, Iowa, West Virginia, and Arkansas have the lowest reported salaries for Project Engineers.

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 Company

If you are a Project Engineer, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Most Project Engineer jobs are in Construction companies and Construction companies. General Electric and Parker Hannifin are the best paying companies for Project Engineers. In addition, companies like Rockwell Automation and Emerson Electric Co report highly competitive salaries for Project Engineers.

Average Project Engineer Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Project Engineer works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Automotive companies, Energy companies, and Manufacturing companies pay their Project Engineers well. Automotive companies pay their Project Engineers the highest wages, averaging $77,122 per year. Energy companies and Manufacturing companies pay well too, at $76,787 and $76,374, respectively. At $69,136, the average salary for Project Engineers in the Construction industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Automotive
Automotive
$77,122
$77k
Energy
Energy
$76,787
$77k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$76,374
$76k
Technology
Technology
$75,276
$75k
Construction
Construction
$69,136
$69k

Project Engineer Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Project Engineer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Project Engineer can range from $58,926 to $114,808 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.

Recently Added Project Engineer Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Austin Allen Company, LLC 3003
Project Engineer/Growing Company
04/24/2020
$70,000
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$100,000
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$80,000
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$83,480
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$50,000
Austin Allen Company, LLC 3003
Project Engineer/Growing Company
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$70,000
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