$122,055
Avg. Salary
$64.21
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$8,783

Bonus

$7,585

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Principal Engineer, Structural is $64.21 per hour.

The average pay for a Principal Engineer, Structural is $122,055 per year.

10%
$43.68
10%
$64.21
50%
$92.50
90%
90%
MEDIAN $64.21
10%
$92k
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$122k
50%
$158k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $122,055
$91,585 - $158,051
$92K
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MEDIAN: $122,055
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$43.68 - $92.50
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$64
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MEDIAN: $64.21
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$0$177K
Salary $91,585 - $158,051
Bonus $1,961 - $24,474
Profit Sharing $3,091 - $28,697
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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$95,223 - $177,140
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 241
Hourly Data $0$92
Hourly Rate $43.68 - $92.50
Overtime $47.96 - $89.26
Annual Data $0$177K
Bonus $1,961 - $24,474
Profit Sharing $3,091 - $28,697
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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$95,223 - $177,140
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 24

Job Description for Principal Engineer, Structural

The primary responsibilities of a principal structural engineer include designing new telecommunication sites, designing new equipment load frames and antenna support structures, and determining the nature and scope of projects. They are also in charge of evaluating existing structures and certifying their integrity, as well as preparing structural plans, calculations and specifications. Additionally, principal structural engineers must communicate with customers, clients, and product suppliers, as well as oversee and manage projects and project staff.

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Principal Engineer, Structural Tasks
  • Analyze evaluations and quality assessments for proper implementation of programs, systems specifications and quality standards.
  • Analyze feed, product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine appropriate designs and processes.
  • Assist with analysis, evaluation and assessment leading to development of recommendations for system and process improvements.

Common Career Paths for Principal Engineer, Structural


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Many Structural Principal Engineers transition into upper-level roles like Design Engineering Manager. However, Design Engineering Managers do report a slightly lower median income of $103K per year.

Principal Engineer, Structural Job Listings

Popular Skills for Principal Engineer, Structural


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Pro/Engineer, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. Most people skilled in Engineering Design are similarly competent in AutoCAD.

Pay Difference by Location

17%

-14%

National Average: $128,585

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Structural Principal Engineers, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Tampa ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Principal Engineer, Structural

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
51%

Experience Affects Principal Engineer, Structural Salaries

▲3%

National Average
$129,000

▼4%

Mid-Career
▼18%

Skills That Affect Principal Engineer, Structural Salaries


▼0%


National Average
$129,000


Engineering Design
▼4%


STAAD
▼4%

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
▼4%

AutoCAD
▼5%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
51%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 10%