Stress Analyst Salary

Average Stress Analysts in the United States make around $82K per year. Overall cash earnings for Stress Analysts stretch from $60K on the lower end to $117K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $7K from bonuses and $7K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and the greater part get vision plans. The vast majority of Stress Analysts (89 percent) survey respondents are men. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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.

Common Career Paths for Stress Analyst


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Many Stress Analysts move into an Aerospace Engineer role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Aerospace Engineers on average bring in a similar salary to Stress Analysts.

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Survey results show that Stress Analysts typically report just a few professional 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. During the first five years of their careers, Stress Analysts see a median income of $70K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $85K. 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 $140K.

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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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