Stress Analyst Salary
Earnings for Stress Analysts in the United States come in at around $75K annually on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 87 percent of Stress Analysts are male. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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.Read More...
Generally, stress analysts must have at least a bachelor’s degree in engineering, with a graduate degree often strongly desired. At least four years of relevant experience is generally required as well. Stress analysts should have strong written and verbal communication, be comfortable interacting with a wide variety of people at various levels of their organization, and be able to work independently with minimal supervision. Stress analysts must pay close attention to detail and be able to multitask as well.
Stress Analyst Tasks
- Know and understand regulatory requirements and customers specifications.
- Generate finite element models or rigid body analysis.
- Understand engineering drawing systems.
- Review all relevant technical specifications for the project.
- Prepare structural substantiation documents which include stress analysis, static test plans, static test results, and more.
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Pay by Experience Level for Stress Analyst
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Stress Analysts, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $71K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $79K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $111K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $136K on average.