The average Entry-Level Structural Design Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $61K per year. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Structural Design Engineers stretch from $48K on the lower end to $78K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Entry-Level Structural Design Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Entry-Level Structural Design Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$49,194 - $77,482
$49K
$61K
$77K
MEDIAN: $60,640
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50%
90%

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$15.55 - $32.97
$16
$27
$33
MEDIAN: $27.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$49,194 - $77,482  
   
Bonus
$400.00 - $6,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$47,700 - $77,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 223
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.55 - $32.97  
   
Overtime
$24.06 - $45.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$400.00 - $6,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$47,700 - $77,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,170

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For Entry-Level Structural Design Engineers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Structural Design Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+14 percent), Houston (+6 percent), Seattle (+5 percent), and San Diego (+1 percent). The lowest-paying market is Denver, which sits 17 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Structural Design Engineer

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
073
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
9%
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Skills That Affect Structural Design Engineer Salaries

CATIA
up arrow 17%

SAP2000
up arrow 6%

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Mathcad
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
0%

Design
0%

National Average
$61,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Autodesk Revit Structure
up arrow 2%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 4%

Autodesk AutoCAD Structural Detailing
up arrow 5%

Autocad Structural Detailing
up arrow 6%

AutoCAD
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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