$94,208
Avg. Salary
$49.14
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,894

Bonus

$3,964

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Structural Engineer is $49.14 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Structural Engineer is $94,208 per year.

10%
$37.36
10%
$49.14
50%
$74.26
90%
90%
MEDIAN $49.14
10%
$75k
10%
$94k
50%
$125k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $94,208
$75,493 - $124,571
$75K
$94K
$120K
MEDIAN: $94,208
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50%
90%

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$37.36 - $74.26
$37
$49
$74
MEDIAN: $49.14
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$0$135K
Salary $75,493 - $124,571
Bonus $977 - $14,637
Profit Sharing $412 - $11,074
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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$77,868 - $135,779
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 846
Hourly Data $0$74
Hourly Rate $37.36 - $74.26
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $32.64 - $67.79
Annual Data $0$135K
Bonus $977 - $14,637
Profit Sharing $412 - $11,074
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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$77,868 - $135,779
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 143

Job Description for Senior Structural Engineer

Senior structural engineers use their engineering experience in the development and maintenance of architectural structures. These engineers are needed in many fields to design buildings and devices that can withstand current usage loads and future demands. Senior structural engineers work with architects through the entire course of a project. They may be employed by contractors, governments, or consultants. Leadership skills are a requirement for senior structural engineers, as they provide guidance and assistance to junior engineers.

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Senior Structural Engineer Tasks
  • Lead design process, including design reviews, submission and delivery.
  • Create budgets and scope-of-work documents.
  • Update, verify, validate, share and improve drawings and specifications.
  • Resolve, document and escalate design and construction problems.

Senior Structural Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$96K

$69,248

Sargent & Lundy
6 profiles
$91,806

Common Career Paths for Senior Structural Engineer


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Senior Structural Engineers who go on to become Structural Principal Engineers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Structural Principal Engineer, an upper-level role, pays $105K.

Senior Structural Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Senior Structural Engineer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Finite Element Analysis, Technical Analysis, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include ANSYS Simulation Software, Mathcad, and Microstation. Most people who know Engineering Design also know Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Structural Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Structural Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Structural Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 33 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Structural Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 171 salaries. An experienced Senior Structural Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 241 salaries. A Senior Structural Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 120 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $98,338

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

Surpassing the national average by 18 percent, Senior Structural Engineers in Philadelphia receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Structural Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+14 percent), Tampa (+12 percent), Washington (+8 percent), and Los Angeles (+4 percent). Orlando ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in St. Louis (9 percent lower) and San Diego (8 percent lower).

Senior Structural Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Structural Engineer?

Senior Structural Engineer in Kansas City:
Pros: Collaborating, using engineering technology tools
Cons: stress to make deadlines

Senior Structural Engineer in McHenry:
"Pleasant."
Pros: Ease of Commute
Cons: Fewer Firms

Senior Structural Engineer in Chicago:
"Cost of Living."
Pros: My Family lives throughout the Chicago area, and most plan on staying.
Cons: The weather in Chicago is poor. I don't like cold, snowy winters.

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Key Stats for Senior Structural Engineer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Senior Structural Engineer Salaries

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
$98,000

▼8%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Senior Structural Engineer Salaries



National Average
$98,000

Technical Analysis
▼1%




Microsoft Excel
▼6%

▼7%

Microstation
▼10%

Mathcad
▼11%

ANSYS Simulation Software
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 8%