Structural Designer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Structural Designer is $26.55 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Structural Designer Salary (?
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$39,824 - $78,830
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $56,479
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Structural Designer Salary (?
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$19.51 - $49.66
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,824 - $78,830  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,903  
Profit Sharing
$623 - $6,183  
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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$41,346 - $94,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$19.51 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$24.18 - $65.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,903  
   
Profit Sharing
$623 - $6,183  
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).
)
$41,346 - $94,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 176
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Job Description for Structural Designer

Structural designers are in charge of performing complex structure designs for their organization. They are responsible for drafting computer models based on project needs and creating drawings that are used for final construction plans. They also review construction models and revise them as needed based on engineers' recommendations. Additionally, these designers must follow strict safety standards on their preliminary sketches, adequately take construction materials into account for designs, and meet deadlines.
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Structural Designer Tasks
  • Review, update, and modify construction drawings.
  • Communicate project problems, concerns, and flaws to managers.
  • Formulate, design, and draw structural illustrations, schemas and designs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Structural Designer

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

Pay Difference By Location

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Cleveland
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Knoxville
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Chicago
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National Average
$59,000
Portland
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Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Structural Designer Salaries

National Average
$59,000

Skills That Affect Structural Designer Salaries

SolidWorks
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Engineering Design
0%
National Average
$59,000
AutoCAD
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Autodesk Revit Structure
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Autocad Structural Detailing
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 12%