Senior Structural Engineer Salary (United States)

A Senior Structural Engineer earns an average salary of $90,324 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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$70,949 - $122,778
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MEDIAN: $90,324
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Senior Structural Engineer Total Pay (?
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$34.73 - $73.80
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MEDIAN: $43.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,949 - $122,778  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,673  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $9,787  
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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$73,026 - $129,700  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 357
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$34.73 - $73.80  
   
Overtime
$24.74 - $82.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,673  
   
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $9,787  
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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$73,026 - $129,700  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 357
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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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Structural Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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National Average
$94,000
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Experience Affects Senior Structural Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
National Average
$94,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Senior Structural Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
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Project Management
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National Average
$94,000
Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
26%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%
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