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Stress Analyst Salary

The average Stress Analyst in the United States earns approximately $84K annually. Incomes of Stress Analysts vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $7K cause paychecks to spread between $59K on the low end and $119K on the high end. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Stress Analysts far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Stress Analysts. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$58,996 - $120,950
(Median)
59K
84K
100K
120K
MEDIAN: $83,897
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$20.43 - $53.83
(Median)
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45
54
MEDIAN: $38.00
10%
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75%
90%

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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,996 - $120,950  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,544  
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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$58,826 - $119,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.43 - $53.83  
   
Overtime
$26.31 - $65.00  
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 - $6,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,544  
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).
)
$58,826 - $119,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
United States (change)

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 move into Aerospace Engineer roles. Aerospace Engineers on average make a little less than Stress Analysts as their salaries are typically $75K a year.

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Stress Analysts usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Nastran, ANSYS, and Finite Element Analysis can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Finite Element Analysis and ANSYS.

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Experience Affects Stress Analyst Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$84,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Stress Analyst Salaries

Nastran
up arrow 13%

National Average
$84,000

ANSYS
up arrow 3%

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 8%