How much does a General Engineer make?

Updated Nov 28, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$119,732 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,766 salaries

$86K

Low

$120K

Average

$167K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for General Engineer is $119,732 per year in United States. Filter by location to see General Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1766 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by General Engineer employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Engineer$86,559 /yr
L3
Senior Engineer$116,363 /yr
L4
Engineer Leader$117,972 /yr
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US Department of Energy
4.3

US Department of Energy

General Engineer

$119,679

 /yr
Range: $62K - $170K
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$62K

$170K

$61,798 - $170,270 Range

US Department of Veterans Affairs
3.7

US Department of Veterans Affairs

General Engineer

$82,205

 /yr
Range: $63K - $113K

$63K

$113K

$63,000 - $113,301 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

General Engineer

$99,137

 /yr
Range: $54K - $145K

$54K

$145K

$53,998 - $145,363 Range

United States Federal Government
4.1

United States Federal Government

General Engineer

$112,447

 /yr
Range: $106K - $137K

$106K

$137K

$105,690 - $136,947 Range

US Air Force
4.1

US Air Force

General Engineer

$94,013

 /yr
Range: $61K - $121K

$61K

$121K

$61,150 - $121,255 Range

US Missile Defense Agency
3.1

US Missile Defense Agency

General Engineer

$75,931

 /yr
Range: $39K - $155K

$39K

$155K

$39,136 - $154,640 Range

FAA
4.1

FAA

General Engineer

$87,870

 /yr
Range: $64K - $168K

$64K

$168K

$64,371 - $167,842 Range

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Naval Sea Systems Command
3.8

Naval Sea Systems Command

General Engineer

$78,346

 /yr
Range: $59K - $137K

$59K

$137K

$59,004 - $137,419 Range

US Navy
3.8

US Navy

General Engineer

$97,971

 /yr
Range: $60K - $180K

$60K

$180K

$60,031 - $180,243 Range

US Department of Defense
4

US Department of Defense

General Engineer

$99,285

 /yr
Range: $68K - $125K

$68K

$125K

$67,539 - $124,647 Range

U.S. Department of Transportation
4.2

U.S. Department of Transportation

General Engineer

$114,762

 /yr
Range: $84K - $152K

$84K

$152K

$84,112 - $152,092 Range

Exelon
3.9

Exelon

General Engineer

$107,008

 /yr
Range: $97K - $131K

$97K

$131K

$96,739 - $131,234 Range

Defense Contract Management Agency
3.8

Defense Contract Management Agency

General Engineer

$96,346

 /yr
Range: $84K - $112K

$84K

$112K

$84,307 - $111,573 Range

Norfolk Naval Shipyard
3.4

Norfolk Naval Shipyard

General Engineer

$71,897

 /yr
Range: $58K - $81K

$58K

$81K

$58,122 - $80,990 Range

ComEd
4.1

ComEd

General Engineer

$105,995

 /yr
Range: $95K - $111K

$95K

$111K

$95,412 - $110,877 Range

US Department of Treasury
4

US Department of Treasury

General Engineer

$129,236

 /yr
Range: $53K - $154K

$53K

$154K

$52,850 - $154,374 Range

US Forest Service
3.9

US Forest Service

General Engineer

$97,338

 /yr
Range: $56K - $134K

$56K

$134K

$56,447 - $133,596 Range

NAVFAC
3.8

NAVFAC

General Engineer

$112,845

 /yr
Range: $82K - $127K

$82K

$127K

$82,366 - $127,282 Range

IRS
3.6

IRS

General Engineer

$112,810

 /yr
Range: $105K - $129K

$105K

$129K

$105,000 - $129,220 Range

PECO
4.1

PECO

General Engineer

$102,177

 /yr
Range: $98K - $118K

$98K

$118K

$98,219 - $118,009 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a General Engineer salaries

The national average salary for a General Engineer is $119,732 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a General Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1766 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a General Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a General Engineer in United States is $167,234 per year.

The lowest salary for a General Engineer in United States is $85,723 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a General Engineer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a General Engineer.

Recent Salary Reports

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

$50,000
per year
An Engineer in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$86,000
per year
An Engineer in the Erie, PA Area area reported making $86,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Erie, PA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$120,000
per year
An Engineer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $120,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
 
Full-time
Company - Private
$28
hourly
An Engineer in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $28 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Denver, CO Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$100,000
per year
An Engineer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$106,000
per year
An Engineer in the Oklahoma City, OK Area area reported making $106,000 per year
Additional Pay
$25k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Oklahoma City, OK Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$32
hourly
An Engineer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $32 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Contract
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$32
hourly
An Engineer in the Tullahoma, TN Area area reported making $32 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Tullahoma, TN Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$26
hourly
An Engineering in the Lafayette, IN Area area reported making $26 per hour
Job Highlights
Lafayette, IN Area area
Intern
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$25
hourly
An Electricla Engineer in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Austin, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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