Entry-Level Structural Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Structural Engineers take home an average $60K per year. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Structural Engineers varies from around $47K to approximately $77K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $6K, respectively. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Entry-Level Structural Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 84 percent of Entry-Level Structural Engineers are male. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$47,448 - $75,151
(Median)
$47K
$60K
$75K
MEDIAN: $59,586
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50%
90%

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$19.79 - $34.93
(Median)
$20
$27
$35
MEDIAN: $26.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$47,448 - $75,151  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,192  
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $5,628  
Commission
$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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$47,321 - $77,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,817
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$19.79 - $34.93  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.67  
Overtime
$24.57 - $42.56  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,192  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $5,628  
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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$47,321 - $77,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 524
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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Structural Engineers include URS Corporation Inc., The Boeing Company, Walter P. Moore, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, and Aecom Corporation. The biggest paychecks can be found at Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc. — the median salary there is $79K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider The Boeing Company, Dewberry Co., and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Structural Engineers rake in a $70K, $70K, or $67K, respectively.

Also approaching the lower end are Aecom Technology Group, Inc. at $59K, Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc at $61K, and URS Corporation Inc. at $62K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,432

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Structural Engineers, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Structural Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), New York (+8 percent), and Boston (+6 percent). Portland ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 6 percent below the national average.

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Skills That Affect Structural Engineer Salaries

ANSYS
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Project Management
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SAP2000
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Windows Operating System General Use
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STAAD
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Mathcad
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Engineering Design
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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AutoDesk
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National Average
$60,000

Microsoft Excel
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AutoCAD
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Autodesk Revit Structure
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 428 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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