Stress Analyst Salary

Stress Analysts in the United States take home approximately $82K per year on average. In the world of Stress Analysts, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $60K and $117K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn vision coverage. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The vast majority of Stress Analysts (89 percent) who took the survey are men. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$60,233 - $121,272
(Median)
$60K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,940
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$21.13 - $45.34
(Median)
$21
$38
$45
MEDIAN: $37.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,233 - $121,272  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $6,500  
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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$59,736 - $116,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.13 - $45.34  
   
Overtime
$26.26 - $70.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $6,500  
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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$59,736 - $116,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Aerospace Engineer. Median pay for Aerospace Engineers is $76K.

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Stress Analysts report a focused set of job skills. 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $70K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $85K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $104K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $140K on average.

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Experience Affects Stress Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 68%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$83,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Stress Analyst Salaries

Nastran
up arrow 16%

National Average
$83,000

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 3%

ANSYS
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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