Average Entry-Level Structural Design Engineers make around $60K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $6K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Structural Design Engineers can bottom out near $48K or peak near $79K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Male Entry-Level Structural Design Engineers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$48,894 - $77,131
(Median)
$49K
$60K
$77K
MEDIAN: $60,177
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$15.89 - $36.32
(Median)
$16
$28
$36
MEDIAN: $27.00
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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.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$48,894 - $77,131  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $6,020  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,501  
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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$47,813 - $78,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.89 - $36.32  
   
Overtime
$24.13 - $45.38  
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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$484.79 - $6,020  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,501  
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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$47,813 - $78,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,758

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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 can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+8 percent), Seattle (+3 percent), Los Angeles (+3 percent), and San Diego (+2 percent). The lowest-paying market is Denver, which sits 16 percent below the national average.

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Skills That Affect Structural Design Engineer Salaries

CATIA
up arrow 18%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

SAP2000
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
0%

National Average
$61,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 1%

Autodesk Revit Structure
up arrow 2%

Mathcad
up arrow 2%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 3%

Autodesk AutoCAD Structural Detailing
up arrow 5%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 5%

Autocad Structural Detailing
up arrow 6%

AutoCAD
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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