Salary can be a strong indicator of overall career satisfaction.
After graduation, structural engineering graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $122,107, while the bottom 20% make closer to $56,816. The median grad salary is $83,292.
Structural Engineering graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in structural engineering is $54,789, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $65,714.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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