$66,734
Avg. Salary
$29.72
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,548

Bonus

$2,736

Profit Sharing

$4,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Structural Engineer is $29.72 per hour.

The average pay for a Structural Engineer is $66,734 per year.

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$21.39
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$52k
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MEDIAN $66,734
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MEDIAN: $66,734
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$0$96K
Salary $51,795 - $94,404
Bonus $508 - $9,688
Profit Sharing $494 - $9,806
Commission $0.00 - $15,893
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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$51,691 - $96,855
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 6,443
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $21.39 - $40.97
Overtime $25.15 - $47.80
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $508 - $9,688
Commission $0.00 - $15,893
Profit Sharing $494 - $9,806
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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$51,691 - $96,855
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,230

Job Description for Structural Engineer

Structural engineers are individuals who design and create various forms of infrastructures that play a key role in the development of a community. Structural engineers work closely with the construction sector. For example, structural engineers can find employment with numerous organizations related to industrial construction and the building of bridges, buildings, pipelines, and mechanical structures. These companies include contractors, local authorizes, utility companies, central and federal government agencies, and automotive companies.

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Structural Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$113K

$77,575

$62,761

$78,556

$64,724

$69,604

HNTB Corporation
33 profiles
$74,707

Walter P. Moore
29 profiles
$69,405

$72,463

HDR, Inc.
26 profiles
$63,788

CH2M Hill
26 profiles
$78,584

Common Career Paths for Structural Engineer


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Structural Engineers may progress into high-paying roles like Structural Principal Engineer, where median compensation is $105K annually. A Structural Engineer often moves on to become a Senior Structural Engineer or a Roads and Bridges Structural Engineer.

Structural Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Structural Engineer


Structural Engineers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, ANSYS, Finite Element Analysis, and STAAD are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Autodesk Software, Autodesk Revit Structure, and autodesk autocad. It is often found that people who know Engineering Design are also skilled in Microsoft Office and AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Structural Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Structural Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Structural Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 2,569 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Structural Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 1,138 salaries. An experienced Structural Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 603 salaries. A Structural 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 208 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,950

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

Structural Engineers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 12 percent. Structural Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+11 percent), Washington (+11 percent), San Francisco (+10 percent), and St. Louis (+8 percent). In Phoenix, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 3 percent less in Denver and 2 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Structural Engineer Reviews

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

Structural Engineer in Omaha:
Pros: I enjoy that I get to design and manufacture structures.
Cons: As a newly merged company, I don't enjoy the lack of structure and inefficiencies.

Structural Engineer in Dayton:
"Internship."
Recommend doing an internship and finding a good person to mentor you.

Structural Engineer in Houston:
Pros: Corporate culture. Flexibility. Communication directly with management.
Cons: Stress level. Long hours.

Structural Engineer in Waukesha:
"Challenging work - exciting and rewarding."
Pros: Learning new engineering design methods from senior engineers and being able to use that knowledge to improve the world around me. I get to be a part of a very large process that creates homes, workplaces, medical facilities, infrastructure, and other places that benefit communities. I enjoy problem solving in an environment that welcomes questions and discussion. The workplace culture is great!
Cons: It is occasionally frustrating, and sometimes requires a lot of patience.

Structural Engineer in Phoenix:
"Critical Thinker."
Pros: I get a new problem every day. I get to be in the office at times and get to be outside doing easy work on nice days at times. I get to build 3D models and be creative.
Cons: I have to work with architects that think they know how to do my job. My boss expects more of me than my salary warrants.

Structural Engineer in Newport Beach:
"Being A Structural Engineer Is Challenging And Rewarding."
Pros: I get to solve interesting problems and get compensated well to do it. Also, the work I do makes a difference and helps people.
Cons: I have to live in an expensive city.

Structural Engineer in Houston:
"Challenging, When there's Work."
Pros: Challenging, lots of variety and a relaxed atmosphere.
Cons: Not a lot of work in oil and gas.

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Key Stats for Structural Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1079 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Structural Engineer Salaries

▲52%

▲29%

▲12%

National Average
$68,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Structural Engineer Salaries


▲5%


▲2%

▼0%

National Average
$68,000


▼1%

Microstation
▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼2%



▼4%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1079 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 9%