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#1 petergibbons

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 01:17 PM

I am curious to see what salaries are according to engineering discipline, PE or not, location, years of experience, and type of work (consulting, government, etc.) I'm not sure how to create a poll on this so I'll start off:

Civil Eng.
PE (passed in April '06)
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4.5 years exp
state government
40k-50k

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Graduated - Civil Engineering (Masters)
Passed P.E. Civil April 06. No raise yet and I doubt I'll get any!
Have 3.5 years experience as Environmental/Sanitary Engineer. Currently working for a consulting company (600 employees) and they do water and watewater engineering.
Pay range - 60-70K

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 02:10 PM

ChE - Bachelors (working on Masters)
No EIT (Taking in October)
1 Year experience
Working in Environmental Consulting
Range: 45-55k

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 02:57 PM

BS Chemical Enginer
MS Environmental Engineering
Passed PE ENVIRO April 06
5yrs experience with a environmental constulting company (~800 employees)
Pay Range 65-75

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 04:30 PM

BS Mechcanical Engineering
EIT
1.5 years
Ex-contracting, now consulting
50K-60K
MO

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 04:33 PM

BS Mechanical Engineering
PE - just passed and my company doesn't recognize / require it, so no extra $$
10 years out of school (has it really been that long?) all in manufacturing
Manufacturing, specializing in maintenance practices, PM, PdM, and more recently process engineering with some pretty cool electroplating / plasma processing of materials.
75-80k (in that range depending on profit sharing - variable pay ~5% salary)

I have been looking into switching disciplines / to utility or construction, but pay range they are looking for at most "entry level" spots is 5 years experience and in the 55-65k range.

Columbia, Missouri

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 05:28 PM

B.S. Mech. Eng
working since '97
P.E.
consulting civil firm
project manager
$3.50 per day
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Edited by DVINNY, 22 December 2011 - 07:06 PM.
Increased again due to PE


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Posted 28 August 2006 - 05:35 PM

BS Mechanical Engineering
EIT
Working since Jan 06
NW Arkansas
Manufacturing
50k-55k

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 06:24 PM

BSCE (98)
MBA (04)
PE 10/06
Construction Engineer - Local Govt.
$90K

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 07:50 PM

BSCE Fall 99
Working since Jan 00
PE April 06
Consulting
Project Manager
$70-$75
Central Florida

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 08:08 PM

B.S. - 2002, Master's - 2005

PE in Vermont and New Hampshire - 2006

Began working in October 2002

Worked for 2 firms - this one is mainly site development for private clients, the first job was mainly public works. Both are civil site and environmental in nature.

I'm a junior project engineer

Work in east central Vermont

Pay is in the low $50s at this point

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 03:03 AM

Bachelors Civil Engg (1998)
Masters Civil Engg (2002)
4+ yrs Exp.
PE April 2006

Working in small civil consulting firm, so get to do various aspects (design, construction management, inspection)

Salary before PE (mid 40's)
Salary after PE (mid 60's)

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 08:50 AM

BS General Engineering, 1998.
PE Electrical 2006.
15 years experience electrical utility in Oklahoma.

$65K-$70K base salary.

Depending on company targets, 0-15% incentive bonus.

$0.75 on the dollar match profit sharing up to 6%.

PE did not help, MBA will!

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 04:55 PM

BSCE Fall 01 UCF
Working since Aug 01
PE April 06
Consulting
Project Manager
$80-$95k
Treasure Coast of Florida
MBA did nothing
P.E. did everything

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 04:16 PM

BSEE 1982, RIT

PE 2006, Power

24 yrs in the electric utility doing everything from distribution line design, maintenance engineer in oil, coal, nuclear plants, instrumentation and controls engineer in nuclear plant, and radiation monitoring system engineer nuke. Presently, job title is Superintendent in small electric utility and responsible for all electrical engineering (only one here), maintenance of hydro turbines, line work, substations, etc., safety officer, hazardous waste manager, etc, etc, etc,

Salary 80-90K, with car and cash bonus capability of 15%, plus medical, dental, 401K, and profit sharing.

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 07:28 PM

2000 person employee owned consulting firm
Non Engineering BS '95
MS Environmental '00
EIT April 06
Took PE Oct 06
Consulting - manage 6 person group~1 million revenue
66.5K base 11.5 K bonus

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 08:03 PM

Bachelor in Engineering
EIT ('00)
6 years designing structural systems
Make $4k less then my wife the kindergarten teacher.
<$1k in bonus per year

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 08:53 PM

BEE '92 - Power
EIT
Sr. Egr
15 yrs at major southeastern utility - Atlanta

mid-70's [plus 401K/Med/0-20%incentive]

#19 McEngr

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 09:07 PM

Bachelor in Engineering
EIT ('00)
6 years designing structural systems
Make $4k less then my wife the kindergarten teacher.
<$1k in bonus per year

so how much is your wife making?

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 09:34 PM

BSME - 2001 GT
MSME - 2003 UK

EIT - 2001
Took PE in Oct 06, but won't affect pay much now. Took it more for future growth.

KY

3.5 yrs experience

Project engineer in manuf. plants

60k-70k range

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 09:54 PM

BSME 1990
EIT 1990

Diverse background - 5 years as well logger in oil field, 3 years Civil/construction management, and now 8 years environmental.

0-5 yrs: Oil field - "wireline" logging: $36k base pay, plus bonus structure amounting to $15k to more than $100k depending on price of oil and location (offshore is best pay, but kiss your free time goodbye)

6-8 yrs: Civil/CM: $41k (island territory - no federal income tax, so add 25% or so to adjust)

8-16 yrs: Environmental regulatory, island territory ("state") government - $52k and stuck there for 6 years. Recently cut by 10% due to government-wide budget cuts.

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 10:01 PM

MS Engineering Management
BS Civil Engineering
AS CAD Systems Management
AS Arch CADD

EIT with 11 years of experience. Civil Engineering Designer (official title)

Only making in the low 50s with HORRIBLE health care benefits.

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 10:09 PM

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EIT w/ 10 yrs experience

Work for state government at $43k (but a great retirement)

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 10:10 PM

BSCE 20 yrs out constr management low '70s in CO State Govt. I' finally making what I got in NJ 8 years ago! PE april '06 helped, will get another 10k in 2 yrs.

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 11:12 PM

Make $4k less then my wife the kindergarten teacher.

My wife beats me by way more than 4k.

I'm OK with that though, I wish she beat me by 200k+

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 11:32 PM

Make $4k less then my wife the kindergarten teacher.

My wife beats me by way more than 4k.

I'm OK with that though, I wish she beat me by 200k+

same here!

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 05:56 PM

BSAS - Civil Engineering Technology
8 years experience in water/wastewater
EIT (just took October 06 PE)

Associate Engineer for a municipality

$55,000

Edited by jfusillo, 15 December 2006 - 07:51 PM.


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Posted 15 December 2006 - 06:09 PM

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P.G. and E.I.T with 7 years experience

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95k

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 06:39 PM

BS Chemical Eng
4.5 yrs exp
Just took OCT PE
State Government (IL)
60-65 K

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 07:26 PM

BE - Civil
5.5 yrs exp hydraulic engineer
PE
fed govt
mid-60's

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 07:33 PM

Isn't it funny how broad the spectrum is on salaries? There are some on here that have 5 years more experience than me, but are making 50K more. I think I need to get out of metal buildings and into a consulting job that offers part ownership. The pay, initially, would be about the same, but the long-term would probably be very, very beneficial and more rewarding.

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 05:47 AM

BS Civil
MS non-engineering
waiting on results from oct 06 PE exam
2 yrs exp
$80K

... but keep in mind that the median home price in SF is $600K (!!)

#33 chaosiscash

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 12:05 PM

BS EE
MBA (not that it matters)
waiting on Oct. 06 results
4 yrs exp
Tennessee, government subcontractor
75k + OT, this year will probably be around 85k

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 02:44 PM

BS EE (01)
18 years Electric Utilities experience - 5 as an engineer
Passed PE April 2006.
Substation Design (Layouts, grounding, trasformer sizing, conduit design,etc.)
Protection & Control (Relaying)
Range - 60 - 65k - South Florida

PE did a squat for me and don't see that changing in a near future.

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 07:24 PM

In field since 93. (survey rodman, worked way on up)

B.S. Environmental Eng (03)
M.Ed Special Education (07)

EIT - (00)
PE - (06)

85k...arizona
private practice.

Even City govt employees with my experience are making 80k...

Hope this helps.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 04:44 PM

AAS 85

PE OCT. 06

20+ years experince in Transpo.

$ 80 K

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 08:23 PM

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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

South Florida

mid 70s

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BS Chemical Engineering, 1996
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6 years exp (8 if you count co-ops) plus I took a 4 yr break
A&E design build firm
mid 90's

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 02:59 PM

BS Civil Engineering 1998
PLS 2002
PE 2005

Mississippi

Self Employed

gross 400k

net 120k, plus all boats, cars expenses, pretty much paid for.

I am somehow still broke all the time?

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BS Civil Engineering 1998
PLS 2002
PE 2005

Mississippi

Self Employed

gross 400k

net 120k, plus all boats, cars expenses, pretty much paid for.

I am somehow still broke all the time?

Lmao! Sounds like too many toys? It's human nature to spend whatever you make. 120K in that locations sounds like a lot of money. Good for you!!!

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#41 bigray76

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 12:51 PM

BS Civil '98
EIT '98
Taking the PE in April '07
8-1/2 years in construction management
NJ
Senior Project Estimator
$115k

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 06:23 PM

very nice!

what kind of construction?

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Expected BS in Civil Engineering May 07
Passed FE in october 06
no experience
MA
45k

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 09:33 PM

very nice!

what kind of construction?


Commercial work mostly - company does $450M - $500M a year - mostly in NY, NJ, PA, and PR.

#45 Road Guy

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 10:55 PM

BS Civil Engineering 1998
PLS 2002
PE 2005

Mississippi

Self Employed

gross 400k

net 120k, plus all boats, cars expenses, pretty much paid for.

I am somehow still broke all the time?


You must teach us

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BS Engineering Science 1997
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9 years
$80k- EE & Program Manager

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 04:46 PM

BSEE
Dallas, Texas

Senior electronics design engineer with 11yrs experience in hardware + firmware design
PE does absolutley nothing because 99.99% of the engineering companies ignore Texas law.

currently low-average but interviewing for a new position

Edited by SuperAlpha, 14 September 2008 - 03:08 PM.


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Posted 18 January 2007 - 04:48 PM

Does anyone know of an accurate cost-of-living calculator online?

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 04:50 PM

BSCE Fall 99

Working since 00

PE Jan 06

Consulting

$60-$65k

Central Florida

Was in East TN in beginning 06

new PE

$42-$45k

same company

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 03:33 AM

You must teach us



Hang your shingle out and go to town. I am getting fed up with all the bullshit though.




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