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Structural Engineer I in the United States

How much does a Structural Engineer I earn in the United States? The average Structural Engineer I salary in the United States is $64,310 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $52,855 and $68,287. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Designs load-bearing structures or structural elements, such as buildings, bridges, or roadways. Performs analysis of building materials for use in construction. Develops blueprints or specifications for use during construction and ensures all projects comply with applicable codes and regulations. Determines cause of structural failures, damages, and defects through site investigations. Provides reports detailing investigations and assessment of damages to the structure. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed.

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  1. This Job:

    Structural Engineer I

    0 - 2 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

  2. Up a level:

    Structural Engineer II

    2 - 4 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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