Entry-Level Structural Engineer Salary

Average Entry-Level Structural Engineers make around $60K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $6K and $6K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Structural Engineers can bottom out near $49K or peak near $76K depending on individual performance. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Structural Engineers (82 percent) who took the survey. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$49,166 - $74,411
$49K
$60K
$74K
MEDIAN: $60,471
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$19.84 - $34.45
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$27
$34
MEDIAN: $27.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$49,166 - $74,411  
   
Bonus
$483.85 - $5,995  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $6,323  
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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$49,103 - $76,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,288
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$19.84 - $34.45  
   
Overtime
$24.61 - $42.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$483.85 - $5,995  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $6,323  
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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$49,103 - $76,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 473

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URS Corporation Inc., Aecom Corporation, Kpff Consulting Engineers, Inc., The Boeing Company, and Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc are all popular places to work. Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $74K on average. 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 respectable $73K, $71K, or $70K, respectively.

With a median salary of $53K, SSOE, Inc. provides Entry-Level Structural Engineers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $59K, limiting employee salary growth. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Kpff Consulting Engineers, Inc. at $60K, 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

National Average: $61,351

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

Surpassing the national average by 14 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 (+13 percent), New York (+10 percent), Houston (+7 percent), and Dallas (+6 percent). Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Phoenix. Employers pay around 8 percent less in Denver and 2 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Key Stats for Structural Engineer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 325 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Structural Engineer Salaries


▲5%


▲5%

▲4%

▲3%

▲2%


Microsoft Office
▼0%

Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
$61,000


Autodesk Software
▼1%

AutoDesk
▼2%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 325 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 8%
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