Stress Engineer Salary

Average Stress Engineers in the United States make around $73K annually. In the world of Stress Engineers, overall income ranges from $59K near the bottom to $125K at the top; this can include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $18K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. While geography and the particular employer impact pay for this group, career length is the most influential factor. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 87 percent of Stress Engineers are male. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Stress Engineers is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$57,847 - $108,208
(Median)
$58K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,239
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$29.36 - $74.85
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$29
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$75
MEDIAN: $55.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,847 - $108,208  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,544  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $17,937  
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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$58,536 - $125,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 217
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$29.36 - $74.85  
   
Overtime
$26.44 - $90.72  
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$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,544  
   
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $17,937  
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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$58,536 - $125,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Stress Engineer


Although The Boeing Company heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $100K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $73K to $197K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $59K to just $103K — but Spirit Aerosystems, Inc. offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $65K.


Stress Engineers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Finite Element Analysis, CATIA, and Engineering Design can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Many workers who know Engineering Design also know Finite Element Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Stress Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $66K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $83K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $103K. Stress Engineers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $124K on average.

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Experience Affects Stress Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 63%

Experienced
up arrow 35%


National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Stress Engineer Salaries

National Average
$76,000

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
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Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

CATIA
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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