Men account for the majority of Stress Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $76K annually. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by geography and the particular employer. The majority of Stress Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage.

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MEDIAN: $76,324
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,197 - $120,085  
   
Bonus
$146.81 - $5,020  
Profit Sharing
$3,400  
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$60,912 - $122,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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Hourly Rate
$29.66 - $75.00  
   
Overtime
$29.10 - $67.87  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$146.81 - $5,020  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,400  
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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$60,912 - $122,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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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

  • Perform structural analysis and analyze structural engineering data.
  • Provide input for improvement of department procedures, controls, flows and systems.
  • Develop, create, and implement test procedures.
  • Create stress analysis packages including stress notes, formal certification reports, and design changes.

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The biggest paychecks can be found at The Boeing Company — the median salary there is $101K.

Though certain workers may see earnings of up to $94K, Quest Global still falls short in the compensation department — the median pay is only $64K, the lowest in the field.

Pay by Experience Level for Stress Engineer

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


For many Stress Engineers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $69K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $87K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $102K. Stress Engineers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $125K.

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Key Stats for Stress Engineer

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Stress Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Stress Engineer Salaries

National Average
$77,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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