Structural Engineer Salary in Seattle

Median pay for Seattle Structural Engineers lies in the neighborhood of $71K annually. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $6K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $56K and hits $105K on the high end. There are far more male Structural Engineers in Seattle, Wash. survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. Job satisfaction for Structural Engineers in Seattle is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$55,650 - $101,235
(Median)
$56K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,763
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50%
90%

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$22.98 - $50.68
(Median)
$23
$37
$51
MEDIAN: $36.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,650 - $101,235  
   
Bonus
$992 - $6,066  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,183  
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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$56,390 - $104,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.98 - $50.68  
   
Overtime
$6.41 - $52.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$992 - $6,066  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,183  
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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$56,390 - $104,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Pay by Experience Level for Structural Engineer in Seattle, Washington

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


For many Structural Engineers in Seattle, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $63K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $79K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $91K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $102K.

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Experience Affects Structural Engineer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 25%


National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Structural Engineer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 27%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

ANSYS
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

SAP2000
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$73,000

Mathcad
up arrow 4%

Autodesk Revit Structure
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 4%
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