The average salary for a Structural Designer is $58,525.
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Job Description for Structural Designer
Structural designers are in charge of performing complex structure designs for their organization. They are responsible for drafting computer models based on project needs and creating drawings that are used for final construction plans. They also review construction models and revise them as needed based on engineers' recommendations. Additionally, these designers must follow strict safety standards on their preliminary sketches, adequately take construction materials into account for designs, …Read more
Structural Designer Tasks
- Formulate, design, and draw structural illustrations, schemas and designs.
- Communicate project problems, concerns, and flaws to managers.
- Review, update, and modify construction drawings.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Structural Designer
The top respondents for the job title Structural Designer are from the companies Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. and Georgia-Pacific Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Fluor Corporation where the average pay is $131,678. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Georgia-Pacific Corporation, earning around $85,000. Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. pays the lowest at around $50,868. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $72,000.
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Popular Skills for Structural Designer
Autodesk Revit Structure
Skills in Autodesk Revit Structure and Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design and Autodesk AutoCAD.
Pay by Experience Level for Structural Designer
An entry-level Structural Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $53,919 based on 70 salaries. An early career Structural Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,116 based on 290 salaries. A mid-career Structural Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,933 based on 126 salaries. An experienced Structural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,163 based on 142 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $79,131.
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Employees with Structural Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 16.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (12.6% more) and Houston, Texas (12.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (3.6% less).
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