Stress Analyst Salary

The average Stress Analyst in the United States earns approximately $83K per year. Total incomes of Stress Analysts incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $59K and $120K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Stress Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Stress Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 84 percent to be exact.

$59,932 - $120,992
(Median)
$60K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,897
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$21.45 - $51.06
(Median)
$21
$39
$51
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,932 - $120,992  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
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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$59,466 - $119,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.45 - $51.06  
   
Overtime
$26.35 - $69.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
   
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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$59,466 - $119,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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.

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Stress Analysts who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Nastran, Finite Element Analysis, ANSYS, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel, 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.


For many Stress Analysts, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $68K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $86K on average. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $104K. Stress Analysts who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $139K.

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Experience Affects Stress Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 64%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$84,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Stress Analyst Salaries

Nastran
up arrow 11%

National Average
$84,000

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 3%

ANSYS
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 6%
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