Structural Design Engineer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Structural Design Engineer is $59,976 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are CATIA and Windows Operating System General Use.
Structural Design Engineer Total Pay (?
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$46,537 - $79,654
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MEDIAN: $59,976
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Structural Design Engineer Total Pay (?
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$21.24 - $46.88
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$46,537 - $79,654  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,586  
Profit Sharing
$988 - $6,246  
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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$46,798 - $85,314  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 939
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$21.24 - $46.88  
   
Overtime
$1.55 - $51.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,586  
   
Profit Sharing
$988 - $6,246  
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).
)
$46,798 - $85,314  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 939
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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.
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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.

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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

Houston
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Seattle
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Wichita
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National Average
$61,000
San Diego
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Experience Affects Structural Design Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%
Experienced
up arrow 21%
National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Structural Design Engineer Salaries

CATIA
up arrow 21%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 13%
Project Management
up arrow 9%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 7%
Mathcad
up arrow 6%
Design
up arrow 6%
STAAD
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Engineering Design
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
National Average
$61,000
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 1%
Autocad Structural Detailing
up arrow 8%
AutoCAD
up arrow 10%
Autodesk Revit Structure
up arrow 10%
SAP2000
up arrow 10%

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Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 9%
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