Average Entry-Level Structural Design Engineer Salary

$60,674
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,965
Bonus
$2,466
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Structural Design Engineer is $60,674.
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$49k
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MEDIAN $60,674
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Salary
$49k - $74k
Bonus
$484 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $3k
Total Pay
$45k - $74k

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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

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 Excel, Autodesk Revit Structure, Autodesk AutoCAD and Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Structural Design Engineer

An early career Structural Design Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $63,782 based on 369 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 25.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (24.7% more) and San Francisco, California (12.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (14.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 618 survey responses.
Early Career
59.7%
Mid Career
21.8%
Experienced
11.8%
Late Career
6.6%