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Structural Engineer Salary in Seattle

The average Seattle Structural Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $70K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $6K and $87K, respectively — total cash payment to Seattle Structural Engineers can bottom out near $56K or peak near $105K depending on individual performance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Men make up the vast majority of Structural Engineers in Seattle (83 percent) who took the survey. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,709 - $101,006
(Median)
$56K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,252
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50%
90%

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$22.83 - $51.52
(Median)
$23
$36
$52
MEDIAN: $35.00
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90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$55,709 - $101,006  
   
Bonus
$985 - $5,975  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $87,262  
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: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.83 - $51.52  
   
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$985 - $5,975  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $87,262  
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).
)
$56,390 - $104,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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 and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $63K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $78K. For Structural Engineers in Seattle, Wash., 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $92K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $103K, 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 42%

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 9%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

ANSYS
up arrow 5%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

SAP2000
up arrow 2%

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 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

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