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Structural Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

A Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $67,318 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 Project Management, ANSYS, STAAD, and Mathcad.

$51,825 - $92,404
(Median)
$52K
$67K
$92K
MEDIAN: $67,318
10%
50%
90%

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$20.35 - $44.36
(Median)
$20
$33
$44
MEDIAN: $32.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$51,825 - $92,404  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,280  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $7,179  
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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$52,021 - $97,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$20.35 - $44.36  
   
Overtime
$27.47 - $47.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,280  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $7,179  
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).
)
$52,021 - $97,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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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.

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Experience Affects Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Late-Career
up arrow 23%


National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 28%

ANSYS
up arrow 18%

STAAD
up arrow 12%

Mathcad
up arrow 10%

Project
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

SAP2000
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

National Average
$69,000

Matlab
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Autodesk Revit Structure
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Microstation
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 9%