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Entry-Level Structural Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Structural Engineers take home an average $58K annually. Incomes of Entry-Level Structural Engineers vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $5K cause paychecks to spread between $46K on the low end and $76K on the high end. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Men make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Structural Engineers (84 percent) who took the survey. Most Entry-Level Structural Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$46,662 - $73,655
(Median)
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58K
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MEDIAN: $58,051
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$19.54 - $35.13
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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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
$46,662 - $73,655  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,059  
Profit Sharing
$482.45 - $5,292  
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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$46,399 - $75,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,336
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$19.54 - $35.13  
   
Overtime
$24.35 - $42.32  
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 - $5,059  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$482.45 - $5,292  
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).
)
$46,399 - $75,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 428
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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 HNTB Corporation are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Structural Engineers. Although the highest salaries can be found at The Boeing Company where median pay is $68K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $54K and $82K.

Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc offers the least pay with a median salary of $60K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $70K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 19 percent, Entry-Level Structural Engineers in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Structural Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+10 percent), San Francisco (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Seattle (+8 percent). In Portland, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 2 percent less in Philadelphia and 1 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Structural Engineer Salaries

ANSYS
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SAP2000
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Mathcad
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Matlab
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Autocad 2000i
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Project Management
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Engineering Design
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National Average
$59,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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AutoCAD
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Autodesk Revit Structure
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AutoDesk
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 583 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Common Health Benefits

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