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

Average base salary
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5.9k salaries reported, updated at Sep 25, 2020
$79,720
per year

The average salary for a project engineer is $79,720 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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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for project engineers

Most recommended skill

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earn +27.12% more

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 231.91% since 2018. Project Engineers with this skill earn +27.12% more than the average base salary, which is $79,720 per year.

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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IPsec
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OSPF
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+17.74%
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Program Management
+24.17%
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PMP
+20.39%
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Certified Project Manager
+17.91%
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Six Sigma Certification
+18.16%
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IAT Level II
+51.21%
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IAT
+51.21%
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Electrical Engineering Degree
+22.17%
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Mechanical Engineering Degree
+5.37%
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Professional Engineer
+8.04%
482 jobs
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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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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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