Entry-Level Structural Engineer Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Structural Engineers is around $61K per year. Cash earnings of Entry-Level Structural Engineers can occasionally include $6K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $49K to almost $77K. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Entry-Level Structural Engineers (82 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$49,363 - $75,252
$49K
$61K
$75K
MEDIAN: $60,732
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50%
90%

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$19.29 - $34.70
$19
$27
$35
MEDIAN: $27.21
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$0$77K
Salary $49,363 - $75,252
Bonus $412.90 - $6,048
Profit Sharing $388.04 - $6,614
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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$49,198 - $77,181
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 29 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,383
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $19.29 - $34.70
Overtime $24.63 - $42.83
Annual Data $0$77K
Bonus $412.90 - $6,048
Profit Sharing $388.04 - $6,614
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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$49,198 - $77,181
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 29 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 468

Structural Engineer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Structural Engineer


URS Corporation Inc., Aecom Corporation, Kpff Consulting Engineers, Inc., The Boeing Company, and Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Entry-Level Structural Engineers. Those at Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $74K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Arup Pty Ltd, Walter P. Moore, and The Boeing Company, where earnings of $73K, $71K, or $70K are standard for Entry-Level Structural Engineers.

Employees at SSOE, Inc. take home the smallest paychecks, and $53K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $46K and quickly nearing the top at only $59K. Other low-paying employers include Kpff Consulting Engineers, Inc. at $60K and URS Corporation Inc. at $62K, though some Entry-Level Structural Engineers there earn up to $93K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,744

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

Surpassing the national average by 14 percent, Entry-Level Structural Engineers in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Structural Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+12 percent), New York (+10 percent), Houston (+6 percent), and Dallas (+6 percent). In Phoenix, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Denver and Atlanta (9 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

Structural Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Structural Engineer in Alexandria:
Ask questions and review old drawings and calculations.

Structural Engineer in Chicago:
"Don't settle."
Learn from the old timers and don't settle for the simple tasks, get some experience.

Structural Engineer in Tampa:
"#1 tip."
Make sure you enjoy your work before committing your life to it.

Structural Engineer in Houston:
"Love what you do."
Love your job and you will never work a day in your life.

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

Key Stats for Structural Engineer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 376 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
14%

Skills That Affect Structural Engineer Salaries


▲4%


▲4%

▲3%

▲2%

▲1%


Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
$62,000


Microsoft Word
▼1%

Autodesk Software
▼1%

AutoDesk
▼2%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 376 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 9%