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Stress Engineer Salary

An average Stress Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $73K per year. In the world of Stress Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $18K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $58K and $126K. Career duration 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. Male Stress Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Stress Engineers.

$56,199 - $103,538
(Median)
$56K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,312
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90%

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$28.39 - $72.26
(Median)
$28
$50
$72
MEDIAN: $50
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,199 - $103,538  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,803  
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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$57,513 - $126,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 189
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$28.39 - $72.26  
   
Overtime
$25.68 - $97.62  
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 - $9,803  
   
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).
)
$57,513 - $126,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with Finite Element Analysis, Engineering Design, and CATIA can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those with knowledge of Engineering Design tend to be skilled in 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.


Stress Engineers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $66K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $82K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $101K. Stress Engineers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $128K.

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Experience Affects Stress Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 66%

Experienced
up arrow 30%


National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Stress Engineer Salaries

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 4%

National Average
$77,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

CATIA
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 13%