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

5.1k salaries reported, updated at September 17, 2021
per year

The average salary for a project engineer is $74,808 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 license

Professional Engineer

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 $74,808 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%

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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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