$65,485
Avg. Salary
$28.92
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,250

Bonus

$2,588

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Structural Design Engineer is $28.92 per hour.

The average pay for a Structural Design Engineer is $65,485 per year.

$17.67
10%
$28.92
50%
$44.04
90%
MEDIAN $28.92
$51k
10%
$65k
50%
$92k
90%
MEDIAN $65,485
$51,411 - $91,823
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$92K
MEDIAN: $65,485
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$17.67 - $44.04
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$0$94K
Salary $51,411 - $91,823
Bonus $492 - $7,539
Profit Sharing $487 - $7,125
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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$51,168 - $94,549
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 607
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $17.67 - $44.04
Hourly Tips $2.00
Overtime $25.29 - $48.06
Annual Data $0$94K
Bonus $492 - $7,539
Profit Sharing $487 - $7,125
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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$51,168 - $94,549
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 102

Job Description for Structural Design Engineer

Structural design engineers create the details, drawings, and schematics for the building of larger structures, such as buildings, bridges, and other public works. The engineer applies sound engineering principles to design structures that are functional, safe, and aesthetically pleasing.

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Structural Design Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$115K

$78,494

$65,594

$86,369

$62,926

Common Career Paths for Structural Design Engineer


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Structural Design Engineers who go on to become Senior Structural Engineers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Structural Engineers is $96K annually. Becoming a Structural Engineer or a Roads and Bridges Structural Engineer is a common transition from a Structural Design Engineer role.

Structural Design Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Structural Design Engineer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in CATIA, SAP2000, Finite Element Analysis, and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoCAD, Autodesk AutoCAD Structural Detailing, and Autodesk Revit Structure. People who know Microsoft Excel usually also know Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know Engineering Design are also skilled in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and Computer Aided Design (CAD).

Pay by Experience Level for Structural Design Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Structural Design Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Structural Design Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 241 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Structural Design Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 75 salaries. An experienced Structural Design Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 39 salaries. A Structural Design Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

3%

1%

-2%

-7%

National Average: $66,309

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

Melbourne is home to an above-average pay rate for Structural Design Engineers, 21 percent higher than the national average. Structural Design Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Long Beach (+10 percent), San Francisco (+4 percent), Seattle (+4 percent), and Houston (+1 percent). Portland ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include St. Louis (8 percent lower) and Dallas (7 percent lower).

Structural Design Engineer Reviews

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

Structural Design Engineer in Bristow:
"Manassas is Boring."
Pros: The commute is opposite everyone else.
Cons: It's insanely boring. No where to walk. Nothing to do. And just far enough away from DC that it's not worth going.

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Key Stats for Structural Design Engineer

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Structural Design Engineer Salaries

▲55%

▲33%

▲10%

National Average
$66,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Structural Design Engineer Salaries

▲18%

▼0%

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
▼0%

National Average
$66,000

▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%




▼4%



Autocad Structural Detailing
▼10%


Autodesk AutoCAD Structural Detailing
▼10%

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 8%