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Structural Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

A Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $67,120 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.
$52,004 - $91,645
(Median)
52K
67K
81K
92K
MEDIAN: $67,119
10%
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$20.27 - $45.10
(Median)
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34
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45
MEDIAN: $33.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$52,004 - $91,645  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,128  
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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$52,192 - $97,319  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$20.27 - $45.10  
   
Overtime
$28.06 - $47.46  
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 - $8,128  
   
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).
)
$52,192 - $97,319  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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 36%

Late-Career
up arrow 24%


National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

ANSYS
up arrow 26%

Project Management
up arrow 16%

STAAD
up arrow 14%

Mathcad
up arrow 9%

Project
up arrow 5%

SAP2000
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

National Average
$69,000

Matlab
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Autodesk Revit Structure
up arrow 6%

Microstation
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 10%