Stress Engineer Salary

Stress Engineers in the United States take home approximately $73K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for Stress Engineers stretch from $58K on the lower end to $127K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $18K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority of Stress Engineers (85 percent) survey respondents are men. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Stress Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$56,841 - $106,867
(Median)
$57K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,387
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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 (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,841 - $106,867  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,500  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $18,247  
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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$57,865 - $126,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 202
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$28.39 - $73.80  
   
Overtime
$25.76 - $92.82  
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 - $7,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $18,247  
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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$57,865 - $126,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Survey results show that Stress Engineers typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Finite Element Analysis, CATIA, and Engineering Design can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Engineering Design. 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.


Stress Engineers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Stress Engineers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $66K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $81K. 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 $127K.

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Experience Affects Stress Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 64%

Experienced
up arrow 30%


National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Stress Engineer Salaries

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$77,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

CATIA
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 12%
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