Project Engineer Salary in the US

$72,250
per year
per month
$6,020
per month
per year
Bonus
$4,150/year
Bonus
$350/month

Project Engineer - Average Salary

The average salary for a Project Engineer is $72,250 per year ($6,020 per month), which is $18,760 (+35%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Project Engineer can expect an average starting salary of $53,499. The highest salaries can exceed $136,000.
$53,499
Low
$72,250
Average salary
$136,000
High
$4,460
Low
$6,020
Average salary
$11,330
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$1,800
$74,000
$149,795
Salary$53,499 - 136,000
Bonus$1,800 - 13,795
Total Pay$55,299 - 149,795
$150
$6,170
$12,480
Salary$4,460 - 11,330
Bonus$150 - 1,150
Total Pay$4,610 - 12,480

Project Engineer Salary Range

Low
$53,499
Average salary
$72,250
Senior
$85,882
High
$136,000
Low
$4,460
Average salary
$6,020
Senior
$7,160
High
$11,330
Among Project Engineers in the US, Assistant Project Engineers and Mechanical Project Engineers tend to have the lowest salaries, while roles like Civil Project Engineer, Project Development Engineer and Lead Project Engineer enjoy the highest salaries.

Project Engineer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Principal Project Engineer$95K/year
+31% 
Lead Project Engineer$89K/year
+23% 
Project Development Engineer$87K/year
+21% 
Senior Project Engineer$85K/year
+18% 
Electrical Project Engineer$79K/year
+9% 
IT Project Engineer$78K/year
+8% 
Civil Project Engineer$74K/year
+3% 
Project Controls Engineer$74K/year
+2% 
Construction Project Engineer$69K/year
 -5%
Mechanical Project Engineer$67K/year
 -8%
Associate Project Engineer$63K/year
 -13%
Assistant Project Engineer$47K/year
 -35%

Project Engineer - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Project Engineer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $55,000 per year. A mid level Project Engineer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $71,000, while a Senior Project Engineer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $85,000. Project Engineers with more than 20 years of experience earn $100,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Project Engineer

Late Career▲ +38%
Senior▲ +18%
Average Salary$72,250/year
Mid Level▼ -2%
Entry Level▼ -24%

Gender Breakdown

Female
17%
Male
83%

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Project Engineer - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Project Engineer jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Project Engineer

How much does a Project Engineer make in the US?
A Project Engineer in the US earns an average of $72,250 gross per year, which is about $6,020 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Project Engineer updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Project Engineer in the US?
The starting salary of a Project Engineer in the US is around $53,499 gross per year. Assistant Project Engineers and Mechanical Project Engineers usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Project Engineer in the US?
The highest salary of a Project Engineer in the US can reach and exceed $136,000 gross per year. Civil Project Engineer, Project Development Engineer and Lead Project Engineer usually have the highest salaries.
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