Stress Engineer Salary

Stress Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $74K per year. Total cash compensation for Stress Engineers runs from $58K to $127K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $7K and profit sharing that can reach almost $18K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Stress Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The vast majority (85 percent) of Stress Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male.

$57,353 - $107,525

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$28.39 - $73.80

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,353 - $107,525  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,450  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $18,247  
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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$58,188 - $127,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 201
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$28.39 - $73.80  
   
Overtime
$26.53 - $93.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,450  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $18,247  
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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$58,188 - $127,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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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Stress Engineers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Finite Element Analysis, CATIA, and Engineering Design can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design and CATIA. 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.


Stress Engineers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $66K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $82K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $101K on average. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $127K.

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Experience Affects Stress Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 64%

Experienced
up arrow 30%


National Average
$78,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Stress Engineer Salaries

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$78,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

CATIA
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 11%
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