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Project Engineer salary in United States

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

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The average salary for a project engineer is $82,038 per year in the United States. 8.7k salaries reported, updated at August 11, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer year
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. Ball Aerospace
    179 reviews19 salaries reported
    $146,576per year
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Highest paying cities for Project Engineers in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $95,087 per year
    43 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $95,030 per year
    38 salaries reported
  3. Seattle, WA
    $92,201 per year
    106 salaries reported
  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $90,006 per year
    124 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $87,931 per year
    35 salaries reported
  3. Denver, CO
    $87,490 per year
    231 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $85,526 per year
    55 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $85,052 per year
    33 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $83,829 per year
    113 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 license

Professional Engineer

earn +8.04% more

The jobs requiring this license have increase by 11.05% since 2018. Project Engineers with this license earn +8.04% more than the average base salary, which is $82,038 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
20114increase by 4
20126112increase by 152700.00%
201317915increase by 193.11%
201423722increase by 32.41%
201511724decrease by 50.58%
201613823increase by 17.90%
201712852decrease by 7.02%
201818003increase by 40.08%
201919993increase by 11.05%

Top companies hiring Project Engineers on Indeed

Loudoun Water
Terra Site Constructors, LLC
Froehling & Robertson, Inc.
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Top skills
Network Architecture
Top certifications
Top fields of study
Electrical Engineering Degree

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
3 jobs8
2 jobs7
3 jobs8
873 jobs1,422
12 jobs29
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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?


177,763 job openings

Average $58,507 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Project Engineer

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