Stress Analyst Salary

An average Stress Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $82K annually. Cash earnings for Stress Analysts — including $6K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $59K to $117K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Stress Analysts (86 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of Stress Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$59,480 - $120,992

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$21.29 - $49.62

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,480 - $120,992  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,522  
Total Pay (?
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$58,822 - $116,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.29 - $49.62  
   
Overtime
$26.35 - $69.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
   
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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$58,822 - $116,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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 report just a handful of professional 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 and ANSYS.

Pay by Experience Level for Stress Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Stress Analysts. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $68K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $86K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $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 66%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

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 2%

ANSYS
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
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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