Senior Structural Engineer Salary

Somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Senior Structural Engineers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $78K to $133K per year, and the average comes out to $94K per year. Cash earnings for Senior Structural Engineers — including $10K in bonuses and $19K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $78K to $133K depending on individual performance. While experience level and the individual firm impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction for Senior Structural Engineers is high. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. There are far more male Senior Structural Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 86 percent.

$74,853 - $122,809
$75K
$94K
$120K
MEDIAN: $93,766
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90%

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$35.19 - $69.90
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$70
MEDIAN: $48.19
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$0$132K
Salary $74,853 - $122,809
Bonus $745 - $10,378
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $18,596
Total Pay (?
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$77,918 - $132,862
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 393
Hourly Data $0$69
Hourly Rate $35.19 - $69.90
Overtime $35.23 - $66.78
Annual Data $0$132K
Bonus $745 - $10,378
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $18,596
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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$77,918 - $132,862
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 73

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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

  • Lead design process, including design reviews, submission and delivery.
  • Create budgets and scope-of-work documents.
  • Update, verify, validate, share and improve drawings and specifications.
  • Resolve, document and escalate design and construction problems.

Common Career Paths for Senior Structural Engineer


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Senior Structural Engineers who go on to become Structural Principal Engineers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Structural Principal Engineer, an upper-level role, pays $105K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Structural Engineer


Senior Structural Engineers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Finite Element Analysis, Technical Analysis, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include ANSYS Simulation Software, Mathcad, and Microstation. Those familiar with Engineering Design also tend to know Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Structural Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Structural Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Structural Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 33 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Structural Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 171 salaries. An experienced Senior Structural Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 241 salaries. A Senior Structural Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 120 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $97,331

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Senior Structural Engineers in Philadelphia enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 17 percent above the national average. Senior Structural Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+13 percent), Tampa (+11 percent), Washington (+8 percent), and Los Angeles (+4 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Orlando, 11 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in St. Louis and San Diego (9 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Senior Structural Engineer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Senior Structural Engineer Salaries

▲12%

▲4%

National Average
$97,000

▼7%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Senior Structural Engineer Salaries



Technical Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$97,000




Microsoft Excel
▼5%

▼6%

Microstation
▼9%

Mathcad
▼10%

ANSYS Simulation Software
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 8%
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