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Stress Analyst Salary

An average Stress Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $84K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $6K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Stress Analysts can bottom out near $60K or peak near $120K 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. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Stress Analysts (85 percent) survey respondents are men.

$60,126 - $121,491
(Median)
$60K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,998
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$21.45 - $51.06
(Median)
$21
$39
$51
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,126 - $121,491  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,153  
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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$59,733 - $120,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.45 - $51.06  
   
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 - $6,153  
   
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).
)
$59,733 - $120,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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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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. 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $68K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $87K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $103K on average. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $134K.

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Experience Affects Stress Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 58%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

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 30 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 6%
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