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How much does a Chief Engineer make?

Updated Jul 23, 2021

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$100,209 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,121 salaries

$52K

Low

$100K

Average

$191K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Chief Engineer is $100,209 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Chief Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1121 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Chief Engineer employees.

Seniority Levels

L9
Vice President of Engineering$191,564 /yr
L10
L12
Chief Engineer$100,209 /yr
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$78,671

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JLL
3.9

JLL

Chief Engineer

$91,485

 /yr
Range: $67K - $144K
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$67K

$144K

$66,831 - $144,103 Range

CBRE
3.9

CBRE

Chief Engineer

$100,000

 /yr
Range: $77K - $131K

$77K

$131K

$76,678 - $130,782 Range

Marriott International
4.1

Marriott International

Chief Engineer

$47,553

 /yr
Range: $36K - $87K

$36K

$87K

$35,721 - $86,858 Range

Navistar
3.7

Navistar

Chief Engineer

$157,042

 /yr
Range: $139K - $175K

$139K

$175K

$138,640 - $175,471 Range

Raytheon Technologies
3.9

Raytheon Technologies

Chief Engineer

$192,245

 /yr
Range: $139K - $216K

$139K

$216K

$138,949 - $215,759 Range

US Air Force
4.2

US Air Force

Chief Engineer

$151,147

 /yr
Range: $98K - $176K

$98K

$176K

$98,153 - $175,529 Range

Hilton Homewood Suites
3.9

Hilton Homewood Suites

Chief Engineer

$40,929

 /yr
Range: $28K - $57K

$28K

$57K

$28,385 - $56,974 Range

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Hornbeck Offshore
3.4

Hornbeck Offshore

Chief Engineer

$143,910

 /yr
Range: $101K - $198K

$101K

$198K

$101,413 - $198,139 Range

Amazon
3.8

Amazon

Chief Engineer

$106,872

 /yr
Range: $94K - $124K

$94K

$124K

$94,000 - $123,517 Range

MITRE
3.8

MITRE

Chief Engineer

$206,806

 /yr
Range: $181K - $227K

$181K

$227K

$181,000 - $227,037 Range

Northrop Grumman
4

Northrop Grumman

Chief Engineer

$180,716

 /yr
Range: $135K - $306K

$135K

$306K

$135,384 - $306,308 Range

Able Services
4.1

Able Services

Chief Engineer

$94,990

 /yr
Range: $68K - $152K

$68K

$152K

$67,894 - $152,317 Range

Cushman & Wakefield
3.7

Cushman & Wakefield

Chief Engineer

$83,133

 /yr
Range: $64K - $130K

$64K

$130K

$63,983 - $129,927 Range

Hampton Inn by Hilton
3.6

Hampton Inn by Hilton

Chief Engineer - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $13 - $32

$13

$32

$13 - $32 Range

Hilton
4.1

Hilton

Chief Engineer

$60,220

 /yr
Range: $32K - $88K

$32K

$88K

$32,247 - $87,617 Range

Transwestern
4.1

Transwestern

Chief Engineer

$92,638

 /yr
Range: $86K - $141K

$86K

$141K

$85,736 - $140,997 Range

Boeing
3.8

Boeing

Chief Engineer

$196,421

 /yr
Range: $134K - $226K

$134K

$226K

$134,259 - $226,380 Range

AVL North America
3.7

AVL North America

Chief Engineer

$155,794

 /yr
Range: $147K - $171K

$147K

$171K

$146,810 - $171,325 Range

Crothall Healthcare
4.3

Crothall Healthcare

Chief Engineer

$93,998

 /yr
Range: $64K - $109K

$64K

$109K

$63,710 - $108,888 Range

ABM Industries
3.1

ABM Industries

Chief Engineer

$106,766

 /yr
Range: $80K - $137K

$80K

$137K

$80,000 - $136,918 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Chief Engineer salaries

The national average salary for a Chief Engineer is $100,209 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Chief Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1121 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Chief Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Chief Engineer in United States is $191,394 per year.

The lowest salary for a Chief Engineer in United States is $52,467 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent chief engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$140,000
per year
A Chief Engineer in the St. Louis, MO Area area reported making $140,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
St. Louis, MO Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$197,000
per year
A Chief Engineer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $197,000 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
$20k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$16
hourly
A Chief Engineer in the Gillette, WY Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Gillette, WY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$10,000
monthly
A Chief Engineer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $10,000 per month
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Contract
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$73,000
per year
A Chief Engineer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $73,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$46
hourly
A Chief Engineer in the Portland, OR Area area reported making $46 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Portland, OR Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$114,600
per year
A Chief Engineer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $114,600 per year
Additional Pay
$11k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$200,000
per year
A Chief Engineer in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $200,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$145,000
per year
A Chief Engineer in the Detroit, MI Area area reported making $145,000 per year
Additional Pay
$40k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Detroit, MI Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
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