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Stress Engineer Salary (United States)

Stress Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $71K per year. Total cash compensation to Stress Engineers approaches anywhere from $56K on the lower end to $128K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $18K 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 report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Stress Engineers (83 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.
Stress Engineer Salary (?
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$54,914 - $106,352
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MEDIAN: $71,318
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Stress Engineer Salary (?
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$28.18 - $74.40
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,914 - $106,352  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,803  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $18,106  
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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$56,244 - $127,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$28.18 - $74.40  
   
Overtime
$25.76 - $97.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,803  
   
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $18,106  
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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$56,244 - $127,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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Job Description for Stress Engineer

A stress engineer specializes in analyzing the effects of stress or strain on a structure, which may be caused by gravity, air pressure, or another physical force. Stress engineers are most commonly hired in such fields as aerodynamics, flight, and space travel; in these fields, they typically assess which designs and materials are best suited to minimize the negative effects of stress on a craft as it performs its intended purpose.
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Stress Engineer Tasks
  • Develop, create, and implement test procedures.
  • Create stress analysis packages including stress notes, formal certification reports, and design changes.
  • Perform structural analysis and analyze structural engineering data.
  • Provide input for improvement of department procedures, controls, flows and systems.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Stress Engineers who took the survey. Those who have experience with Finite Element Analysis, Engineering Design, and CATIA can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Engineering Design and Finite Element Analysis are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Stress Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Stress Engineers. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $65K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $80K on average. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $103K on average. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $127K on average.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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San Diego
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Everett
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National Average
$76,000
Wichita
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Stress Engineers will find that Seattle offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 42 percent. Stress Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+26 percent) and Everett (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Wichita, which sits 10 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Stress Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 68%
Experienced
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National Average
$76,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Stress Engineer Salaries

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 4%
Engineering Design
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National Average
$76,000
CATIA
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 13%