Entry-Level Structural Engineer Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Structural Engineers lies in the neighborhood of $60K per year. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level Structural Engineers range from $47K on the low end to $77K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $6K, respectively. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Entry-Level Structural Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Structural Engineers. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took 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
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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).
)
$47,321 - $77,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 524
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URS Corporation Inc., The Boeing Company, Walter P. Moore, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, and Aecom Corporation are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Structural Engineers. Entry-Level Structural Engineers flock to Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $79K lead the pack in compensation. Other big spenders include The Boeing Company, Dewberry Co., and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Structural Engineers see paychecks nearing $70K, $70K, or $67K.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Aecom Technology Group, Inc. ($59K), Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc ($61K), and URS Corporation Inc. ($62K).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,432

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

Surpassing the national average by 17 percent, Entry-Level Structural Engineers in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. 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
0%

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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