Structural Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

A Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $66,843 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.

$51,570 - $91,075
(Median)
$52K
$67K
$91K
MEDIAN: $66,842
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50%
90%

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$20.61 - $44.00
(Median)
$21
$32
$44
MEDIAN: $32.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$51,570 - $91,075  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,379  
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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$51,595 - $95,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$20.61 - $44.00  
   
Overtime
$27.47 - $47.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,379  
   
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).
)
$51,595 - $95,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Experience Affects Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Late-Career
up arrow 24%


National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 27%

ANSYS
up arrow 19%

STAAD
up arrow 11%

Mathcad
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Project
up arrow 6%

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 5%

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

SAP2000
up arrow 1%

National Average
$68,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Autodesk Revit Structure
up arrow 2%

Matlab
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Microstation
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 9%
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