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

1.3k salaries reported, updated at April 6, 2021
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The average salary for a structural engineer is $88,476 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Flexible schedule
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • 401(k)
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for structural engineers

Most recommended skill

Aerospace Engineering Degree

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 $88,476 per year.


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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Most common benefits for Structural Engineers

  • Flexible schedule
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • 401(k)
  • Disability insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance
  • Relocation assistance
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Salary satisfaction

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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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