How much does a Principal Structural Engineer make? The average Principal Structural Engineer salary is $134,934 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $123,768 and $149,771. 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. 

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McMillen Jacobs Associates - Arlington , VA
DOE Principal Structural Engineer McMillen Jacobs Associates is looking for a Principal Structural Engineer with 20+ years of experience in Structural Engineering design to perform design and design ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 8 days ago
The Bergaila Companies - Richmond , VA
We are seeking a Structural Engineer for a remote contract-to-direct assignment out of Portland, Oregon. The selected candidate will be part of a fast-paced team focused on designing Advanced ...
LinkedIn - 15 days ago
Manifest Solutions - Roanoke , VA
Manifest Solutions is currently seeking a Structural Engineer for a hybrid position in Roanoke, VA. * Provide structural engineering support for substation capital projects * Work with project ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 18 days ago
Alliance Consulting Group, Inc. - Alexandria , VA
At Alliance Consulting Group, the lead Structural Engineer will be the project manager and lead designs of new buildings as well as retrofit and strengthen existing structures. The position will be ...
LinkedIn - 36 days ago
Roy Jorgensen Associates, Inc. - Alexandria , VA
This position requires performing a wide range of maintenance structural engineering responsibilities on new and existing asset maintenance and roadway services AM/O&M contracts related to planning ...
LinkedIn - 17 days ago
Vision Point Systems - Norfolk , VA
* Position Contingent on Contract Award Vision Point Systems, Inc. is recruiting for a highly qualified Senior Corrosion Structural Engineer. Duties include: * Track structural corrosion issues on US ...
LinkedIn - 29 days ago

Principal Structural Engineer Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Principal Structural Engineer between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of April 26, 2022. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for Principal Structural Engineer in each city.
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City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $168,667
Washington, DC $150,208
Miami, FL $131,359
Chicago, IL $143,150
Boston, MA $152,030
New York, NY $162,325
Dallas, TX $134,057
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Average Base Salary

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Average Total Cash Compensation

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What is the average salary for Principal Structural Engineer in 2022?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Principal Structural Engineer in the United States. The base salary for Principal Structural Engineer ranges from $123,768 to $149,771 with the average base salary of $134,934. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $124,832 to $150,199 with the average total cash compensation of $137,896.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $134,934 $123,768 - $149,771
Bonus $2,963 $1,064 - $428
Total Pay $137,896 $124,832 - $150,199
* Base Salary represents gross income before taxes and deductions. It does not include additional pay such as benefits, bonuses, profit sharing or commissions.
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What's the difference between Structural Engineer and Principal Structural Engineer?
According to our latest salary estimation on April 26, 2022. The average salary of Principal Structural Engineer is $134,934, and the average salary of Structural Engineer is $86,860. The average salary of Structural Engineer is lower than Principal Structural Engineer. ( 2022-04-26 salary.com )
I am a Principal Structural Engineer, which location’s salary is higher, San Bernardino, CA or Arlington, MA?
Arlington, MA typically sees higher pay than San Bernardino, CA for Principal Structural Engineer. a Principal Structural Engineer Salary in Arlington, MA is $152,030 as of April 26, 2022; a Principal Structural Engineer Salary in San Bernardino, CA is $143,750 as of April 26, 2022. ( 2022-04-26 salary.com )
Why does the salary of a Principal Structural Engineer vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2022-04-26 salary.com )
What are the Pay Factors for Principal Structural Engineer?
Salary ranges for a Principal Structural Engineer can vary widely, depending on the city and several other pay factors, including (but not limited to) education level, certifications, additional skills, and work experience. Click here to view Eight Factors That Can Affect Your Pay ( 2022-04-26 salary.com )
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Last Update: April 26, 2022