Median pay for Stress Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $76K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career duration, followed by the particular city and the particular employer. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority.

$60,286 - $118,498
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$60K
$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $75,798
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90%

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$29.80 - $72.13
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$30
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$72
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,286 - $118,498  
   
Bonus
$145.44 - $4,994  
Profit Sharing
$3,400  
Total Pay (?
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$61,051 - $121,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$29.80 - $72.13  
   
Overtime
$28.97 - $68.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$145.44 - $4,994  
   
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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$61,051 - $121,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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 seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at The Boeing Company, where the average salary comes to $101K.

Quest Global offers the least pay with a median salary of $65K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $94K.

Pay by Experience Level for Stress Engineer

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Stress Engineers. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $69K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $88K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $101K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $124K.

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Experience Affects Stress Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 60%

Experienced
up arrow 31%


National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Stress Engineer Salaries

National Average
$77,000

CATIA
up arrow 3%

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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