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

4.6k salaries reported, updated at July 20, 2021
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The average salary for a project engineer is $75,248 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Wellness program
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health insurance
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for project engineers

Most recommended certification


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 $75,248 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%

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Most common benefits for Project Engineers

  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Wellness program
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health insurance
  • AD&D insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Health savings account
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible spending account
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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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