Average Early-Career Structural Design Engineer Salary

$63,782
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,389
Bonus
$2,556
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The average salary for an Early-Career Structural Design Engineer is $63,782.
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$52k
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$64k
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$83k
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MEDIAN $63,782
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Salary
$52k - $83k
Bonus
$508 - $7k
Profit Sharing
$986 - $6k
Total Pay
$51k - $83k

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Job Description for Structural Design Engineer

Structural Design Engineer Tasks
  • Researches and analyzes maps, blueprints, photos, charts, and other data to plan projects.
  • Gathers information to prepare and present reports on project topics.
  • Manages and directs staff at project site.
  • Performs engineering duties; plan, design and oversee the construction and maintenance of buildings, bridges, and other structures.

Popular Employer Salaries for Structural Design Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Structural Design Engineer are from the companies The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Spirit Aerosystems, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Northrop Grumman Corporation where the average pay is $82,102. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Boeing Company, earning around $75,136. Kpff Consulting Engineers, Inc. pays the lowest at around $62,687. Spirit Aerosystems, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $62,925.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Structural Design Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Structural Design Engineer
Structural Engineer
Senior Structural Engineer
Project Engineer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Structural Design Engineer

Skills in Computer Aided Design (CAD) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Autodesk AutoCAD and Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Structural Design Engineer

An entry-level Structural Design Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,674 based on 101 salaries. A mid-career Structural Design Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,623 based on 135 salaries. An experienced Structural Design Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,517 based on 73 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $99,340.
Employees with Structural Design Engineer in their job title in Everett, Washington earn an average of 27.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (19.2% more) and San Francisco, California (6.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (4.0% less) and Denver, Colorado (3.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 350 survey responses.
Entry Level
28.9%
Mid Career
38.6%
Experienced
20.9%
Late Career
11.7%