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Senior Project Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$88,000
$68,000
$88,000
$113,000
Did you know that the average senior project engineer makes $88,324 per year? That's valued at $42.46 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $68,000 and $113,000, meaning senior project engineers have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most senior project engineers find a job with professional and construction companies, while others work for technology, automotive, and energy companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Hawaii, Washington and Maryland are the top states in the U.S. to pay senior project engineers the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Seattle, WA
$110,798
Austin, TX
$99,219
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Map of Senior Project Engineer Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Senior Project Engineer Salary By Location

While a senior project engineer can average a salary of $88,324 per year, or $42.46 per hour, there are many opportunities for senior project engineers to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $114,618 per year. Other high-paying locations include Seattle, WA, Austin, TX and Portland, OR. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $77,000. The highest paying states for senior project engineers include Hawaii, Washington and Maryland. Meanwhile, Kansas, Mississippi, and Kentucky offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$114,618
$115k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$110,798
$111k
Austin, TX
Austin, TX
$99,219
$99k
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
$98,623
$99k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$98,481
$98k
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
$97,568
$98k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$96,790
$97k
Melrose Park, IL
Melrose Park, IL
$93,088
$93k
Warren, MI
Warren, MI
$92,389
$92k
Orlando, FL
Orlando, FL
$89,152
$89k

High Paying Senior Project Engineer Jobs

Average Senior Project Engineer Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a senior project engineer, being employed by a company such as Microsoft or Dell would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like VMware and ManTech International also report highly competitive salaries for senior project engineers.

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    Average Senior Project Engineer Pay By Industry

    The salary for a senior project engineer can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for senior project engineers tend to be found in technology, automotive, and energy companies. In fact, senior project engineers can make a yearly salary of $99,564 while working for technology companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Technology
    Technology
    $99,564
    $100k
    Automotive
    Automotive
    $95,090
    $95k
    Energy
    Energy
    $88,544
    $89k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $84,300
    $84k
    Construction
    Construction
    $84,134
    $84k
    Retail
    Retail
    $82,265
    $82k

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