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Stress Analyst Salary

The average Stress Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $84K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $6K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Stress Analysts can bottom out near $59K or peak near $119K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Stress Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men account for the majority of Stress Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority.

$59,870 - $120,435
(Median)
$60K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,471
10%
50%
90%

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$21.59 - $50.87
(Median)
$22
$39
$51
MEDIAN: $38.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,870 - $120,435  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,153  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,522  
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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$59,433 - $118,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.59 - $50.87  
   
Overtime
$26.35 - $69.81  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,153  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,522  
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).
)
$59,433 - $118,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for Stress Analyst

The stress analyst is responsible for developing thermal analytical models to support the design of the thermal control system and its structural elements. They are responsible for gauging stress and giving their team the information and analysis it needs to move forward. An ideal candidate for this position has a strong working knowledge of standard stress analysis methodology and analytical tools (including strength and fracture mechanics) and experience in design verification disciplines. Stress analysts should also be experienced in designing and developing plumbing and tubing design, as well as have extensive familiarity with stress analysis tools and techniques for thermal fluid delivery systems. They need to work well under pressure and deliver results promptly and efficiently.

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Stress Analyst Tasks

  • Review all relevant technical specifications for the project.
  • Prepare structural substantiation documents which include stress analysis, static test plans, static test results, and more.
  • Understand engineering drawing systems.
  • Know and understand regulatory requirements and customers specifications.
  • Generate finite element models or rigid body analysis.

Common Career Paths for Stress Analyst


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Many Stress Analysts transition into upper-level roles like Aerospace Engineer. However, Aerospace Engineers do report a slightly lower median income of $75K per year.

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Stress Analysts report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Nastran, Finite Element Analysis, and ANSYS can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include ANSYS and Finite Element Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Stress Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Stress Analysts. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $68K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $86K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $104K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $131K.

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Experience Affects Stress Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 54%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$85,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Stress Analyst Salaries

Nastran
up arrow 12%

National Average
$85,000

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 4%

ANSYS
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%