Structural Engineer Salary in Seattle

Structural Engineers in Seattle, Wash. take home approximately $72K per year on average. The range in cash compensation to Structural Engineers in Seattle ($56K to $106K) includes potential earnings of $6K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Male Seattle Structural Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,338 - $101,854

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$22.98 - $50.68

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,338 - $101,854  
   
Bonus
$991 - $6,056  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,183  
Total Pay (?
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$56,184 - $105,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.98 - $50.68  
   
Overtime
$6.44 - $50.68  
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
$991 - $6,056  
   
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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$56,184 - $105,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Seattle Structural Engineers. 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 $78K. Structural Engineers in Seattle, Wash. with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $91K. Seattle Structural Engineers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $102K.

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Experience Affects Structural Engineer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 22%


National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Structural Engineer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 25%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

ANSYS
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

SAP2000
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$74,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Mathcad
up arrow 6%

Autodesk Revit Structure
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 5%
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