Stress Analyst Salary

An average Stress Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $83K per year. In the world of Stress Analysts, overall income ranges from $60K near the bottom to $119K at the top; this can include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Stress Analysts who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 85 percent. The majority of Stress Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,031 - $120,629
(Median)
$60K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,391
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$21.45 - $51.06
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$21
$39
$51
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$60,031 - $120,629  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,522  
Total Pay (?
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$59,602 - $119,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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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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$59,602 - $119,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Nastran, Finite Element Analysis, ANSYS, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $68K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary 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 $103K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $139K.

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Experience Affects Stress Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 64%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$85,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Stress Analyst Salaries

Nastran
up arrow 10%

National Average
$85,000

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 4%

ANSYS
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
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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