A Senior Structural Engineer earns an average salary of $89,262 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Senior Structural Engineer Total Pay (?
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$70,275 - $122,472
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MEDIAN: $89,261
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Senior Structural Engineer Total Pay (?
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$34.26 - $74.34
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MEDIAN: $42.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,275 - $122,472  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,849  
Profit Sharing
$1.07 - $9,933  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$72,099 - $128,969  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 295
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$34.26 - $74.34  
   
Overtime
$15.38 - $66.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,849  
   
Profit Sharing
$1.07 - $9,933  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$72,099 - $128,969  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 295
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Job Description for Senior Structural Engineer
Senior structural engineers use their engineering experience in the development and maintenance of architectural structures. These engineers are needed in many fields to design buildings and devices that can withstand current usage loads and future demands. Senior structural engineers work with architects through the entire course of a project. They may be employed by contractors, governments, or consultants. Leadership skills are a requirement for senior structural engineers, as they provide guidance and assistance to junior engineers.
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Senior Structural Engineer Tasks
  • Update, verify, validate, share and improve drawings and specifications.
  • Resolve, document and escalate design and construction problems.
  • Lead design process, including design reviews, submission and delivery.
  • Create budgets and scope-of-work documents.
Pay Difference By Location
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$92,000
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Experience Affects Senior Structural Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$92,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Senior Structural Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
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Project Management
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National Average
$92,000
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Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
25%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 7%
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