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Entry-Level Structural Engineer Salary

Average Entry-Level Structural Engineers make around $59K annually. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K each, total incomes of Entry-Level Structural Engineers generally range from $47K to $77K depending on individual performance. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority (85 percent) of Entry-Level Structural Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Structural Engineers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,670 - $74,535
(Median)
$47K
$59K
$75K
MEDIAN: $58,627
10%
50%
90%

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$19.83 - $34.78
(Median)
$20
$27
$35
MEDIAN: $26.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$46,670 - $74,535  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,127  
Profit Sharing
$486.84 - $5,163  
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
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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$46,589 - $76,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,454
National Hourly Rate 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$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$19.83 - $34.78  
   
Overtime
$24.22 - $42.19  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,127  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$486.84 - $5,163  
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).
)
$46,589 - $76,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 444

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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Structural Engineer


URS Corporation Inc., Walter P. Moore, The Boeing Company, Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc, and Burns & Mcdonnell are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Structural Engineers. Entry-Level Structural Engineers flock to Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $77K lead the pack in compensation. Those in search of high salaries should also consider KBR, The Boeing Company, and HNTB Corporation, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Structural Engineers rake in a comfortable $71K, $69K, or $65K, respectively.

Pay for Entry-Level Structural Engineers is the lowest at Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc, which has a median salary of $60K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $70K. URS Corporation Inc., Gpd Group, and Weidlinger Associates, Inc. also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $62K, $62K, and $63K-paychecks on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Structural Engineers, Houston provides a pay rate that is 19 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Structural Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+12 percent), San Francisco (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), and New York (+8 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Portland, 8 percent below the national average.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Structural Engineer Salaries

ANSYS
up arrow 7%

SAP2000
up arrow 4%

STAAD
up arrow 3%

Mathcad
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 3%

Matlab
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
0%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$60,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
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AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Autodesk Revit Structure
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AutoDesk
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 514 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 9%
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