Structural Design Engineer Salary

Compared to the national salary average for Structural Design Engineers, very senior workers enjoy much larger paychecks — $104K versus $61K annually. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $60K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $69K. On average, Structural Design Engineers make $74K following one to two decades on the job. Deeply experienced professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience haul in an ample $104K on average. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$48,113 - $87,252
(Median)
$48K
$61K
$87K
MEDIAN: $61,270
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$21.25 - $49.00
(Median)
$21
$27
$49
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$48,113 - $87,252  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,072  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $5,896  
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).
)
$48,425 - $89,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 487
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$21.25 - $49.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$1.54 - $51.80  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,072  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $5,896  
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).
)
$48,425 - $89,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Job Description for Structural Design Engineer

Structural design engineers create the details, drawings, and schematics for the building of larger structures, such as buildings, bridges, and other public works. The engineer applies sound engineering principles to design structures that are functional, safe, and aesthetically pleasing.

Read More...

Structural Design Engineer Tasks

  • Manages and directs staff at project site.
  • Performs engineering duties; plan, design and oversee the construction and maintenance of buildings, bridges, and other structures.
  • Researches and analyzes maps, blueprints, photos, charts, and other data to plan projects.
  • Gathers information to prepare and present reports on project topics.

Common Career Paths for Structural Design Engineer


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Structural Design Engineers sometimes assume positions such as Senior Structural Engineers. That role pays $95K per year on average. A more common career path for Structural Design Engineers is stepping into the role of Structural Engineer or Engineering Project Manager.

Structural Engineer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Structural Design Engineer


Popular Skills for Structural Design Engineer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with CATIA, Windows Operating System General Use, and Mathcad are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 11 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like AutoCAD, Autocad Structural Detailing, and Autodesk Revit Structure. Those familiar with AutoCAD also tend to know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Structural Design Engineer

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,451

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Structural Design Engineers, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 16 percent above the national average. Structural Design Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Long Beach (+16 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), Denver (+10 percent), and Los Angeles (+6 percent). With compensation 4 percent below the national average, San Diego is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 3 percent less in St. Louis and 2 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Structural Design Engineer Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Structural Design Engineer Salaries

CATIA
up arrow 25%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 11%

Mathcad
up arrow 6%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

STAAD
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$62,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

SAP2000
up arrow 1%

Autodesk Revit Structure
up arrow 4%

Autocad Structural Detailing
up arrow 4%

AutoCAD
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 10%
ADVERTISEMENT