Stress Engineer Salary

Median pay for Stress Engineers in the United States is around $73K per year. Total cash compensation for Stress Engineers runs from $59K to $125K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $7K and profit sharing that can reach almost $18K. While the particular city and the individual firm impact pay for this group, experience level is the most influential factor. Male Stress Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction for Stress Engineers is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,847 - $108,208
(Median)
$58K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,239
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$29.36 - $74.85
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$29
$55
$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 (?
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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


The Boeing Company does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $100K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $73K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $197K.

Spirit Aerosystems, Inc. offers the least pay with a median salary of $65K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $103K.

Pay by Experience Level for Stress Engineer

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


Stress Engineers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $66K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $83K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $103K. 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 $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
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Stress Engineer Salaries

National Average
$76,000

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
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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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