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Stress Analyst Salary

Median pay for Stress Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $84K annually. In the world of Stress Analysts, overall income ranges from $60K near the bottom to $120K at the top; this can include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men account for the majority of Stress Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of Stress Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,172 - $121,344
(Median)
$60K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,471
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50%
90%

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

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,172 - $121,344  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
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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$59,858 - $120,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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 - $6,128  
   
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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$59,858 - $120,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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.

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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 pay less than market rate 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.


Stress Analysts with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $68K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $87K on average. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $104K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $132K.

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Experience Affects Stress Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$85,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Stress Analyst Salaries

Nastran
up arrow 10%

National Average
$85,000

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 4%

ANSYS
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 16%

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
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%
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