The average pay for a Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $64,768 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Project Management and ANSYS.

$53,324 - $84,377
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MEDIAN: $64,768
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$28.24 - $46.37
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MEDIAN: $34.01
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$53,324 - $84,377  
   
Bonus
$968 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$55,590 - $91,822  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$28.24 - $46.37  
   
Overtime
$23.76 - $38.61  
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$968 - $10,067  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$55,590 - $91,822  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Structural Engineer

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

Key Stats for Structural Engineer

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
057
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Structural Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 38%


National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Structural Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 28%

ANSYS
up arrow 15%

Mathcad
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Project
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Microstation
up arrow 5%


Autodesk Revit Structure
up arrow 4%

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 3%

STAAD
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
0%

National Average
$68,000

autodesk autocad
up arrow 1%

Matlab
up arrow 1%

SAP2000
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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