"project management," "autocad," and "construction management" aren't the only skills we found project engineers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of project engineer responsibilities that we found, including:
See the full list of project engineer skills.
We've found that 77.0% of project engineers have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 12.3% earned their master's degrees before becoming a project engineer. While it's true that most project engineers have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every nine project engineers did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those project engineers who do attend college, typically earn either mechanical engineering degrees or civil engineering degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for project engineers include electrical engineering degrees or business degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a project engineer. We've found that most project engineer resumes include experience from HNTB, Gilbane Building, and Raytheon Technologies. Of recent, HNTB had 118 positions open for project engineers. Meanwhile, there are 93 job openings at Gilbane Building and 91 at Raytheon Technologies.
If you're interested in companies where project engineers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Apple, Meta, and Google. We found that at Apple, the average project engineer salary is $134,563. Whereas at Meta, project engineers earn roughly $129,077. And at Google, they make an average salary of $126,175.
View more details on project engineer salaries across the United States.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a project engineer include Lockheed Martin, General Motors, and Northrop Grumman. These three companies were found to hire the most project engineers from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
The industries that project engineers fulfill the most roles in are the construction and professional industries. But the highest project engineer annual salary is in the energy industry, averaging $85,761. In the manufacturing industry they make $81,333 and average about $80,988 in the technology industry. In conclusion, project engineers who work in the energy industry earn a 16.9% higher salary than project engineers in the government industry.