Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Chief Engineer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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Industry

$114,494 / yrTotal Pay
$99,072 / yrBase Pay
$15,422 / yrAdditional Pay

$114,494

 / yr
$65K$263K
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The estimated total pay for a Chief Engineer is $114,494 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $99,072 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $15,422 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Some related job titles are Maintenance Manager Salaries with median pay of $78,820, Director of Engineering Salaries with median pay of $178,980, Facility Manager Salaries with median pay of $65,903, Assistant Chief Engineer Salaries with median pay of $91,721.

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JLL
3.9

JLL

Chief Engineer

$98,174

 /yr
Range: $72K - $156K

$72K

$156K

$71,660 - $155,597 Range

CBRE
3.9

CBRE

Chief Engineer

$107,033

 /yr
Range: $80K - $141K

$80K

$141K

$80,252 - $141,212 Range

Marriott International
4.0

$51,801

 /yr
Range: $39K - $94K

$39K

$94K

$38,570 - $93,786 Range

Raytheon Technologies
3.8

Raytheon Technologies

Chief Engineer

$202,332

 /yr
Range: $140K - $233K

$140K

$233K

$140,000 - $232,967 Range

Amazon
3.8

Amazon

Chief Engineer

$109,758

 /yr
Range: $91K - $133K

$91K

$133K

$91,494 - $133,368 Range

Navistar
3.8

Navistar

Chief Engineer

$169,573

 /yr
Range: $150K - $189K

$150K

$189K

$149,697 - $189,465 Range

Able Services
3.6

Able Services

Chief Engineer

$105,000

 /yr
Range: $73K - $164K

$73K

$164K

$73,308 - $164,465 Range

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Northrop Grumman
4.0

Northrop Grumman

Chief Engineer

$191,583

 /yr
Range: $142K - $331K

$142K

$331K

$141,568 - $330,738 Range

MITRE
3.7

MITRE

Chief Engineer

$223,300

 /yr
Range: $195K - $245K

$195K

$245K

$195,436 - $245,144 Range

Cushman & Wakefield
3.7

Cushman & Wakefield

Chief Engineer

$105,230

 /yr
Range: $69K - $140K

$69K

$140K

$69,086 - $140,289 Range

Hampton Inn by Hilton
3.5

Hampton Inn by Hilton

Chief Engineer - Hourly

$14

$34

$14 - $34 Range

US Air Force
4.1

US Air Force

Chief Engineer

$163,786

 /yr
Range: $106K - $190K

$106K

$190K

$105,981 - $189,528 Range

Hilton Homewood Suites
3.6

$42,509

 /yr
Range: $31K - $62K

$31K

$62K

$30,649 - $61,519 Range

US Navy
3.7

US Navy

Chief Engineer

$139,408

 /yr
Range: $47K - $193K

$47K

$193K

$46,533 - $192,607 Range

Boeing
3.8

Boeing

Chief Engineer

$212,087

 /yr
Range: $160K - $240K

$160K

$240K

$159,836 - $240,000 Range

Hornbeck Offshore
3.4

Hornbeck Offshore

Chief Engineer

$159,454

 /yr
Range: $114K - $214K

$114K

$214K

$113,569 - $213,942 Range

Hilton
4.1

Hilton

Chief Engineer

$64,145

 /yr
Range: $35K - $95K

$35K

$95K

$34,819 - $94,605 Range

Ford Motor Company
4.1

Ford Motor Company

Chief Engineer

$266,714

 /yr
Range: $191K - $304K

$191K

$304K

$190,770 - $303,772 Range

Milwaukee Tool
4.4

Milwaukee Tool

Chief Engineer

$132,756

 /yr
Range: $128K - $155K

$128K

$155K

$127,511 - $155,109 Range

Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotels
3.6

Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotels

Chief Engineer - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $12 - $29

$12

$29

$12 - $29 Range

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$125,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$12,500/yr
Stock Bonus$1/yr

9 days ago by a Chief Engineer with 10 to 14 years of experience

$115,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Chief Engineer with 7 to 9 years of experience

$164,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$32,000/yr

10 days ago by a Chief Engineer with more than 15 years of experience

$105,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Chief Engineer with 7 to 9 years of experience

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$152,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

11 days ago by a Chief Engineer with more than 15 years of experience

$65,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

11 days ago by a Chief Engineer with 10 to 14 years of experience

$161,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$1,000/yr

12 days ago by a Chief Engineer with more than 15 years of experience

$65,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

13 days ago by a Chief Engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Chief Engineer salaries

The national average salary for a Chief Engineer is $102,029 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Chief Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1177 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Chief Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Chief Engineer in United States is $195,531 per year.

The lowest salary for a Chief Engineer in United States is $53,239 per year.

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