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Project engineer salary in United States

How much does a Project Engineer make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $83,936
Low $58,879
High $119,655
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a project engineer is $83,936 per year in the United States. 17.7k salaries reported, updated at September 25, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Project Engineers in United States

  1. Lockheed Martin
    9,355 reviews22 salaries reported
    $103,879per year
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Highest paying cities for Project Engineers near United States

  1. Houston, TX
    $92,004 per year
    335 salaries reported
  2. San Jose, CA
    $86,653 per year
    52 salaries reported
  3. Seattle, WA
    $85,568 per year
    238 salaries reported
  1. Denver, CO
    $85,219 per year
    486 salaries reported
  2. Everett, WA
    $84,584 per year
    31 salaries reported
  3. St. Louis, MO
    $83,773 per year
    125 salaries reported
  1. Tulsa, OK
    $83,756 per year
    70 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $82,505 per year
    272 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $79,509 per year
    145 salaries reported
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Where can a Project Engineer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Project Engineers

Most recommended certification


(earn +20.39% more)

The jobs requiring this certification have decrease by 61.42% since 2018. Project Engineers with this certification earn +20.39% more than the average base salary, which is $83,936 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
20111increase by 1
20121502increase by 150100.00%
20134672increase by 211.05%
20147280increase by 55.82%
20152845decrease by 60.92%
20162779decrease by 2.32%
20171848decrease by 33.50%
20189587increase by 418.78%
20193699decrease by 61.42%

Top companies hiring Project Engineers with the recommended certification

American Contracting & Environmental Services
DXI Construction
Asvarya Management Consulting
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Top schools offering PMP

Master of Project Academy

29 reviews

Master of Project Academy

Top skills
Network Architecture
Top fields of study
Electrical Engineering Degree
Top licenses
Professional Engineer

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
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873 jobs1,422
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Most common benefits for Project Engineers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Gym membership
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 995 ratings

58% of Project Engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


Job openings

Average $100,784 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Project Engineer

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