Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary

A Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $67,757 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, and STAAD.

$53,718 - $91,779
(Median)
$54K
$68K
$92K
MEDIAN: $67,756
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50%
90%

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$27.44 - $45.84
(Median)
$27
$35
$46
MEDIAN: $34.00
10%
50%
90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$53,718 - $91,779  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,832  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $7,096  
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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$54,371 - $97,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 196
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$27.44 - $45.84  
   
Overtime
$25.20 - $46.27  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,832  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $7,096  
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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$54,371 - $97,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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Experience Affects Structural Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Late-Career
up arrow 19%


National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Structural Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 31%

ANSYS
up arrow 12%

STAAD
up arrow 11%

Mathcad
up arrow 7%


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 4%

Project
up arrow 4%

National Average
$70,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Autodesk Revit Structure
up arrow 2%

SAP2000
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Microstation
up arrow 3%

Matlab
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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