Entry-Level Structural Engineer Salary

An average Entry-Level Structural Engineer can expect to take home roughly $59K annually. Cash earnings of Entry-Level Structural Engineers can occasionally include $5K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $47K to almost $77K. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Structural Engineers (84 percent) who took the survey. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$46,896 - $74,794

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$20.06 - $34.67

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$46,896 - $74,794  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,129  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $5,199  
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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$46,915 - $76,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,505
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$20.06 - $34.67  
   
Overtime
$24.52 - $42.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,129  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $5,199  
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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$46,915 - $76,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 460
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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 top-notch employers for Entry-Level Structural Engineers in this area. Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $77K. Entry-Level Structural Engineers will also find cushy salaries at KBR (+$71K), The Boeing Company (+$68K), and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (+$67K).

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc at $61K, and URS Corporation Inc. where $62K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Entry-Level Structural Engineers there earn up to $93K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Structural Engineers in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Structural Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), San Francisco (+10 percent), and New York (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in Portland.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Structural Engineer Salaries

ANSYS
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SAP2000
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Project Management
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STAAD
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Mathcad
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Matlab
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Engineering Design
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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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 453 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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