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Stress Engineer Salary

Median pay for Stress Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $73K per year. Total cash compensation to Stress Engineers approaches anywhere from $58K on the lower end to $126K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $18K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Stress Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Stress Engineers (84 percent) who took the survey are men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$56,608 - $104,438
(Median)
$57K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,308
10%
50%
90%

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$28.39 - $73.80
(Median)
$28
$52
$74
MEDIAN: $52.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,608 - $104,438  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $18,106  
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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$57,796 - $126,369  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 197
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$28.39 - $73.80  
   
Overtime
$25.59 - $98.12  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
   
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $18,106  
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).
)
$57,796 - $126,369  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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 usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Finite Element Analysis, Engineering Design, and CATIA can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include CATIA. It is not unusual for someone who knows Engineering Design to be familiar with Finite Element Analysis as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Stress Engineer

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Stress Engineers. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $66K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $81K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $101K. 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 15%

Skills That Affect Stress Engineer Salaries

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$78,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

CATIA
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 13%
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