Structural Engineer in Seattle Salary

Seattle Structural Engineers can expect to earn an average of $73K per year. Total cash compensation to Structural Engineers in Seattle, Wash. bottoms out near $56K and approaches $107K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $9K from profit sharing. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men make up the vast majority of Structural Engineers in Seattle (81 percent) who took the survey. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$55,698 - $101,622
(Median)
$56K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,613
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$23.92 - $67.54
(Median)
$24
$37
$68
MEDIAN: $36.00
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,698 - $101,622  
   
Bonus
$1,020 - $7,729  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $8,940  
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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$56,463 - $107,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 144
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.92 - $67.54  
   
Overtime
$15.63 - $51.92  
Local 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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,020 - $7,729  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $8,940  
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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$56,463 - $107,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Pay by Experience Level for Structural Engineer

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


For many Structural Engineers in Seattle, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $62K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $79K. Structural Engineers in Seattle, Wash. with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $91K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $105K.

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Experience Affects Structural Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%



National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect Structural Engineer Salaries

ANSYS
up arrow 13%

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 10%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$76,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

SAP2000
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

Autodesk Revit Structure
up arrow 8%

Mathcad
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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