Structural Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

A Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $66,977 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, STAAD, and Project Management.
Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$51,523 - $92,790
(Median)
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93K
MEDIAN: $66,977
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Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$20.43 - $44.24
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$51,523 - $92,790  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,119  
Profit Sharing
$966 - $7,213  
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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$51,825 - $98,644  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 174
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$20.43 - $44.24  
   
Overtime
$28.10 - $49.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,119  
   
Profit Sharing
$966 - $7,213  
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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$51,825 - $98,644  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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 38%
Late-Career
up arrow 29%
National Average
$69,000

Skills That Affect Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

ANSYS
up arrow 30%
STAAD
up arrow 15%
Project Management
up arrow 13%
Mathcad
up arrow 10%
Project
up arrow 5%
Engineering Design
up arrow 2%
SAP2000
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
National Average
$69,000
Matlab
up arrow 2%
AutoCAD
up arrow 3%
Microstation
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%
Autodesk Revit Structure
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%
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