Project engineer

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

Average base salary
6k salaries reported, updated at May 24, 2020
per year
The average salary for a project engineer is $79,966 per year in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • 401(k) matching
  • 401(k)
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Health insurance
  • Stock ownership plan

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for project engineers

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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 $79,966 per year.

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Most common benefits for Project Engineers

  • 401(k) matching
  • 401(k)
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Health insurance
  • Stock ownership plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Relocation assistance

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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