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Structural Engineer salary in United States

How much does a Structural Engineer make in the United States?

Average base salary

$89,778

Most common benefits

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401(k)
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The average salary for a structural engineer is $89,778 per year in the United States. 2.2k salaries reported, updated at June 27, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Structural Engineers in United States

  1. The Structures Company, LLC
    4.6star
    10 reviews240 salaries reported
    $163,249per year
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Highest paying cities for Structural Engineers in United States

  1. Everett, WA
    $91,503 per year
    18 salaries reported
  2. East Hartford, CT
    $86,532 per year
    5 salaries reported
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Where can a Structural Engineer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Structural Engineers

Most recommended skill

Aerospace Engineering Degreeearn +59.32% more

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 1.77% since 2018. Structural Engineers with this skill earn +59.32% more than the average base salary, which is $89,778 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20111increase by 1
201260increase by 5900.00%
201361increase by 1.67%
2014295increase by 383.61%
201588decrease by 70.17%
2016166increase by 88.64%
201789decrease by 46.39%
2018113increase by 26.97%
2019111decrease by 1.77%

Top companies hiring Structural Engineers with the recommended skill

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Viasat
Maya HTT
Honeywell
Spirit AeroSystems
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Top fields of study
Aerospace Engineering Degree
+59.32%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
14 jobs44
216 jobs362
2 jobs2
14 jobs47
102 jobs228
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Most common benefits for Structural Engineers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 95 ratings

60% of Structural Engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Civil Engineer

34,189 job openings

Average $81,651 per year

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