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How much money does a structural engineer earn?

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10/01/2008

Depends on where you are. In California entry engineers make $50-60k, decent engineers with 10 yrs exp make 70k, and PHDs/experts usually don't make more than $120k. If you're in industrial salaries are $20k higher for same yrs experience usually. But if you are working on oil&gas projects in offshore areas such as northern Canada you can top $200k. If you are project manager you make $180-250k and engineer lead managing 40-100 ppl = $400k, over 200 ppl makes over $500k in Canada.