Entry-Level Structural Engineers can expect wages of $60K annually on average. Overall cash earnings of Entry-Level Structural Engineers stretch from $49K near the bottom to $76K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K each from bonuses and profit sharing. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority (83 percent) of Entry-Level Structural Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,819 - $74,339
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MEDIAN: $60,321
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$20.37 - $33.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$48,819 - $74,339  
   
Bonus
$486.74 - $6,021  
Profit Sharing
$406.64 - $6,057  
Commission
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$48,798 - $76,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,217
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$20.37 - $33.96  
   
Overtime
$24.21 - $41.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$486.74 - $6,021  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$406.64 - $6,057  
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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$48,798 - $76,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 452

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URS Corporation Inc., Kpff Consulting Engineers, Inc., Aecom Corporation, The Boeing Company, and Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Entry-Level Structural Engineers. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc. offers the most; Entry-Level Structural Engineers earn $74K on average there. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Arup Pty Ltd, Walter P. Moore, and The Boeing Company, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Structural Engineers rake in a $73K, $73K, or $71K, respectively.

Entry-Level Structural Engineers will find the worst pay at SSOE, Inc., where the median salary crawls in at $52K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $58K, leaving little room for growth. Also approaching the lower end are Kpff Consulting Engineers, Inc. at $60K, DCI Engineers at $61K, and URS Corporation Inc. at $62K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,124

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Surpassing the national average by 13 percent, Entry-Level Structural Engineers in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Structural Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+12 percent), New York (+10 percent), Houston (+8 percent), and Boston (+7 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Phoenix, 15 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (5 percent lower) and Atlanta (2 percent lower).

Key Stats for Structural Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 304 votes.
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Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Structural Engineer Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 304 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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