Entry-Level Structural Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Structural Engineers can expect to earn an average of $59K per year. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Structural Engineers ($47K to $77K) includes potential earnings of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The vast majority (84 percent) of Entry-Level Structural Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,700 - $74,618
(Median)
$47K
$59K
$75K
MEDIAN: $58,914
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50%
90%

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$19.94 - $34.61
(Median)
$20
$26
$35
MEDIAN: $26.00
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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
$46,700 - $74,618  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $5,178  
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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$46,695 - $76,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,510
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$19.94 - $34.61  
   
Overtime
$24.46 - $42.34  
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 - $5,128  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $5,178  
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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$46,695 - $76,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 455
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Structural Engineer


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Entry-Level Structural Engineers include URS Corporation Inc., The Boeing Company, Walter P. Moore, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, and Burns & Mcdonnell. Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $77K. Other big spenders include KBR, The Boeing Company, and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Structural Engineers see paychecks nearing $71K, $68K, or $67K.

Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc offers the least pay with a median salary of $60K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $69K. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are URS Corporation Inc. ($62K), Gpd Group ($62K), and Weidlinger Associates, Inc. ($63K).

Pay Difference by Location


Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Structural Engineers, 18 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Structural Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), San Francisco (+10 percent), and New York (+7 percent). With compensation 7 percent below the national average, Portland is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Structural Engineer Salaries

ANSYS
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SAP2000
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Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
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STAAD
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Mathcad
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Matlab
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Project Management
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Engineering Design
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Microsoft Word
0%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$60,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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AutoCAD
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AutoDesk
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Autodesk Revit Structure
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 474 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 9%
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