Structural Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

A Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $66,344 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are ANSYS, Project Management, and STAAD.
Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$51,478 - $90,153
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $66,344
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Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$20.07 - $44.87
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$51,478 - $90,153  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,148  
Profit Sharing
$964 - $7,255  
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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$51,559 - $96,582  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 208
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$20.07 - $44.87  
   
Overtime
$27.95 - $46.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,148  
   
Profit Sharing
$964 - $7,255  
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).
)
$51,559 - $96,582  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 208
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Pay by Experience Level for Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

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

Experience Affects Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 38%
Late-Career
up arrow 29%
National Average
$69,000

Skills That Affect Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

ANSYS
up arrow 30%
Project Management
up arrow 12%
STAAD
up arrow 11%
Mathcad
up arrow 9%
Project
up arrow 6%
SAP2000
up arrow 3%
Engineering Design
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
National Average
$69,000
Matlab
up arrow 1%
AutoCAD
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%
Autodesk Revit Structure
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 10%
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