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Chief Engineer Salary

$103,702 (USD)

Average Salary

$50/hr

Average Hourly

$5,870

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 10, 2019

The average pay for a Chief Engineer is $103,702 a year and $50 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Chief Engineer is between $72,582 and $128,813. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Chief Engineer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Directs activities of workers in engineering department of petroleum production or pipeline company and advises management on engineering problems: apportions work among engineering staff according to specialized training.
  • Reviews engineering designs for neatness and accuracy.
  • Directs engineering personnel in formulating plans, designs, cost estimates, and specifications for oil field or pipeline construction, maintenance, and modernization programs.
  • Supervises engineering office workers computing operating budgets, compiling reports, and conducting special investigations and studies to evaluate efficiency of engineering programs.
  • May apply knowledge of petroleum engineering to coordinate work of engineers engaged in solving problems concerned with environment environmental engineer.
  • May be designated according to engineering department supervised as chief engineer, drilling and recovery; chief engineer, pipeline; chief engineer, production; chief, reservoir engineering.
Chief Engineer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Architectural and Engineering Managers

Job family population: 188,290

Estimated population of Chief Engineer jobs: 27,161

Rate of error: 0.9%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$120,219
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Chief Engineer Job Listings for United States

Chief Engineer
Nov 24
Portland, United States
Hotel deLuxe
Hotel Experience Required The Chief Engineer is responsible for maintaining all equipment, systems and building components of the hotel, including, but not limited to, mechanical and electrical ...
Chief Engineer
Nov 18
Washington, DC, USA
Complete Building Services
Our Chief Engineer is responsible for all mechanical and electrical operations, maintenance, plumbing, keying, lighting, life safety, and energy management within the facility. Our average tenure of ...
Chief Engineer
Nov 16
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel - Palo Alto
We are looking for a rockstar employee to fill our Chief Engineer position, who will assure the overall success of the hotel by exceeding the guest expectation and working order of all mechanical ...
Chief Engineer
Nov 11
Glendale, United States
Sage Hospitality Resources
Chief Engineer Location Name: Hampton Inn & Suites Denver Cherry Creek City: Denver EEO Statement: We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and ...
Chief Engineer
Nov 12
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The Marker San Francisco
Minimum 3 years prior experience as the head of engineer preferably in a hotel/resort environment specific to dealing with electrical, plumbing and carpentry repair * Knowledgeable in Microsoft ...

The average pay for a Chief Engineer is $103,702 a year and $50 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Chief Engineer is between $72,582 and $128,813. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Chief Engineer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Chief Engineer
Nov 24
Portland, United States
Hotel deLuxe
Hotel Experience Required The Chief Engineer is responsible for maintaining all equipment, systems and building components of the hotel, including, but not limited to, mechanical and electrical ...
Chief Engineer
Nov 18
Washington, DC, USA
Complete Building Services
Our Chief Engineer is responsible for all mechanical and electrical operations, maintenance, plumbing, keying, lighting, life safety, and energy management within the facility. Our average tenure of ...
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