Median pay for Entry-Level Structural Engineers is around $60K annually. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Structural Engineers ($49K to $76K) includes potential earnings of $6K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Entry-Level Structural Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$48,585 - $74,427
(Median)
$49K
$60K
$74K
MEDIAN: $60,115
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90%

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$20.22 - $34.28
(Median)
$20
$27
$34
MEDIAN: $27.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$48,585 - $74,427  
   
Bonus
$406.06 - $6,005  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $6,048  
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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$48,614 - $76,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$20.22 - $34.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.67  
Overtime
$24.38 - $41.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$406.06 - $6,005  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $6,048  
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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$48,614 - $76,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 429
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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Structural Engineers include URS Corporation Inc., The Boeing Company, Kpff Consulting Engineers, Inc., Aecom Corporation, and Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc. Pay for Entry-Level Structural Engineers is best at Walter P. Moore, which offers a median salary of $73K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $47K to $79K. Entry-Level Structural Engineers will also find cushy salaries at Arup Pty Ltd (+$73K), The Boeing Company (+$71K), and Aecom Corporation (+$71K).

Pay for Entry-Level Structural Engineers is the lowest at SSOE, Inc., which has a median salary of $53K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $59K. Workers at Kpff Consulting Engineers, Inc., DCI Engineers, and URS Corporation Inc. also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $61K, $61K, and $62K respectively.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,929

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Structural Engineers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 14 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Structural Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+10 percent), Dallas (+8 percent), Boston (+7 percent), and Houston (+6 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in Denver.

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Skills That Affect Structural Engineer Salaries


ANSYS
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Project Management
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Matlab
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SAP2000
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Mathcad
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STAAD
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Engineering Design
0%

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$61,000

Microsoft Excel
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AutoDesk
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Autodesk Software
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autodesk autocad
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Autodesk Revit Structure
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 281 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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