Stress Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Stress Engineers in the United States, bringing in about $78K annually. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by experience level, but the specific employer and geography are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction for Stress Engineers is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$61,033 - $120,998
$61K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,877
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50%
90%

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$25.76 - $50.35
$26
$35
$50
MEDIAN: $35.37
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$0$120K
Salary $61,033 - $120,998
Bonus $972 - $5,152
Profit Sharing $3,931
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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$61,709 - $120,593
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 159
Hourly Data $0$56
Hourly Rate $25.76 - $50.35
Overtime $28.49 - $56.13
Annual Data $0$120K
Bonus $972 - $5,152
Profit Sharing $3,931
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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$61,709 - $120,593
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

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Job Description for Stress Engineer

A stress engineer specializes in analyzing the effects of stress or strain on a structure, which may be caused by gravity, air pressure, or another physical force. Stress engineers are most commonly hired in such fields as aerodynamics, flight, and space travel; in these fields, they typically assess which designs and materials are best suited to minimize the negative effects of stress on a craft as it performs its intended purpose.

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Stress Engineer Tasks

  • Perform structural analysis and analyze structural engineering data.
  • Provide input for improvement of department procedures, controls, flows and systems.
  • Develop, create, and implement test procedures.
  • Create stress analysis packages including stress notes, formal certification reports, and design changes.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Stress Engineer


The Boeing Company leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $103K.

Salaries are easily beat at Quest Global, where median pay comes to just $64K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $50K and ending at $85K, range in salary is rather small.

Pay by Experience Level for Stress Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Stress Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Stress Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 97 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Stress Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Stress Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 27 salaries. A Stress Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 22 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,732

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

Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Stress Engineers, 32 percent above the national average. Stress Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+14 percent) and Everett (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Diego, which sits 16 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Stress Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Stress Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲59%

▲35%

▲11%

National Average
$78,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Stress Engineer Salaries

National Average
$78,000

CATIA
▼4%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 7%
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