Pay for Structural Engineers with STAAD skills sits in the ballpark of $68K per year. Cash earnings of Structural Engineers with STAAD skills can occasionally include $10K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $52K to almost $95K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though career length and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. For the most part, Structural Engineers with STAAD skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$51,125 - $91,693
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$51K
$68K
$92K
MEDIAN: $67,773
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$23.37 - $42.03
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$23
$32
$42
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$51,125 - $91,693  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $9,843  
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $10,011  
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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$51,714 - $94,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 486
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$23.37 - $42.03  
   
Overtime
$25.74 - $48.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$200.00 - $9,843  
   
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $10,011  
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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$51,714 - $94,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Structural Engineers with STAAD skills include URS Corporation Inc., Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, Zachry Engineering Corporation, CH2M Hill, and Aecom Technology Group, Inc. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $88K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $64K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $116K. Structural Engineers with STAAD skills can also look forward to large paychecks at CH2M Hill ($74K), Aecom Corporation ($73K), and Zachry Engineering Corporation ($72K).

The pay scale is far from balanced at URS Corporation Inc.. While salaries on one end can reach $101K, the company's median pay sits at $67K, the lowest in the field. Workers at Aecom Technology Group, Inc., KBR, and Zachry Engineering Corporation also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $68K, $71K, and $72K respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Structural Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Structural Engineers with STAAD skills generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $62K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $76K. Structural Engineers with STAAD skills bring in $86K after working for 10 to 20 years. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $102K, a plump six-figure sum.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,075

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With a pay rate for Structural Engineers with STAAD skills that is 56 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Structural Engineers with STAAD skills will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+30 percent), Houston (+17 percent), Minneapolis (+7 percent), and Atlanta (+5 percent). Compared to the national average, Raleigh Structural Engineers with STAAD skills have considerably lower salaries, 23 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers also pay below the national average in Orlando (18 percent lower) and Denver (14 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Structural Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$69,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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