Entry-Level Structural Engineer Salary

An average Entry-Level Structural Engineer can expect to take home roughly $59K per year. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Structural Engineers varies from $47K to $77K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K each. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Structural Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Entry-Level Structural Engineers (84 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,739 - $74,680
(Median)
$47K
$59K
$75K
MEDIAN: $58,957
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$19.99 - $34.62
(Median)
$20
$26
$35
MEDIAN: $26.00
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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
$46,739 - $74,680  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,138  
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $5,173  
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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$46,745 - $76,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,514
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$19.99 - $34.62  
   
Overtime
$24.50 - $42.35  
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 - $5,138  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $5,173  
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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$46,745 - $76,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 454
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Structural Engineer


URS Corporation Inc., The Boeing Company, Walter P. Moore, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, and Burns & Mcdonnell are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Structural Engineers. The biggest paychecks can be found at Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc. — the median salary there is $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.

The lowest salaries can be found at Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc — median pay is $61K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $52K and only reaching $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


Entry-Level Structural Engineers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 18 percent. Entry-Level Structural Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), San Francisco (+10 percent), and New York (+7 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Portland, 7 percent below the national average.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Structural Engineer Salaries

ANSYS
up arrow 6%

SAP2000
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Project Management
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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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Engineering Design
0%

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 471 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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