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Structural Engineer Salary in Seattle

The average Seattle Structural Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $70K annually. With some bonuses approaching $6K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $88K, overall incomes of Structural Engineers in Seattle, Wash. spread between $57K and $104K depending on individual performance. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 81 percent of Structural Engineers in Seattle are male. For the most part, Seattle Structural Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$55,466 - $100,170
(Median)
$55K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,252
10%
50%
90%

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$22.75 - $62.50
(Median)
$23
$36
$62
MEDIAN: $36.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,466 - $100,170  
   
Bonus
$984 - $5,980  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $88,084  
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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$56,513 - $103,827  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.75 - $62.50  
   
Overtime
$6.44 - $53.59  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$984 - $5,980  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $88,084  
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).
)
$56,513 - $103,827  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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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 Seattle Structural Engineers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $63K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $79K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $92K 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 26%


National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Structural Engineer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 28%

Project Management
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

ANSYS
up arrow 4%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

SAP2000
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$73,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Mathcad
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

Autodesk Revit Structure
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 4%