Structural Engineer Salary in Seattle

The average Structural Engineer in Seattle, Wash. earns approximately $71K per year. Total cash compensation to Structural Engineers in Seattle, Wash. varies from $56K to $105K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $6K each. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. There are far more male Structural Engineers in Seattle survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. The majority of Seattle Structural Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$55,709 - $101,006
(Median)
$56K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,921
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90%

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

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,709 - $101,006  
   
Bonus
$990 - $6,061  
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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$56,461 - $104,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.98 - $50.68  
   
Overtime
$6.44 - $52.36  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$990 - $6,061  
   
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).
)
$56,461 - $104,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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.


Seattle Structural Engineers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $63K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $79K. On average, Structural Engineers in Seattle, Wash. make $91K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $102K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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 5%

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
10%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
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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