why are structural engineers paid so little

I would suggest the British Engineers Association. To be clear, I’m doing only 20-30% of my time engineering. It's structural vs real estate agent. It seems that STEM degrees, although being the most sought after by employers, usually pay less, starting off than your average call centre. The comments here about engineers being paid a lot are mistaken. How are items costs reduced , by keeping the salaries of the engineers as low as possible that they will accept. Many people don’t want to tack on the added expense of hiring a structural engineer to offer yet another opinion. Obviously depends the Industry category which classified you as engineer on the different pay level. That is egregious! However they don’t care what subject, they’ll state “must have an interest in XYZ engineering”. It is not always about the qualifications. Most of these people at high end have background in engineering but they abandoned it for better salaries. undervalued while celebrity and other less important professions such as management consultants are way overvalued. It is slightly better in bigger companies. All my sons have fortunately chosen other career paths. I'm an aircraft engineer for American Airlines and looking at all the pay on Blind I'm really shocked -- why is it that with the same engineering background aircraft engineers are paid so much less? They come 3 months to clear the shht and then they get fired. Structural engineers are trained professionals who are responsible for making sure that the structures we use in our daily lives, like bridges and tall buildings, are safe, stable and don’t collapse under applied loads. in Germany/Austria you even get a distinct title! I cannot reccomend a career in engineering to anyone currently. Do you have proof of maxes out higher than me/ee? They also have to get a PE license to find a decent job. In comparison to the UK, South Africa’s engineering profession is highly respected, due in part to the professional engineers registration act. Compare the same level of experienced professionals as Lawyers and Doctors with the same level of experience. My guess is the existence of outlier companies in these places that force salaries up. and just to curtail the likes of the Indian engineering uprising, I know of several companies who have contracted out engineering work, even drafting work to the likes of India and have monumentally regretted it, I used to have to check drawings coming in from them i would run out of red pens marking them up and in the end it took 10 times as long if i where to do it my self, wanted to hire the cleaner to do it instead of these guys would of been done better! Well I could work in Germany and get paid 15% more in the same job. In the future Engineering may still probably be more fun than the legal profession appears to be but will be different and probably, on average, paid less. With a really frugal lifestyle you spend another £10 per day and person for groceries. The average Structural Engineer salary in the United States is $81,733 as of November 25, 2020. Truth being said, Civil Engineering graduates in UK are total jokes in comparison with Canada, USA, Australia or other countries. Just under a fifth of respondents (19 per cent) to our online poll made positive noises about their pay with 15 per cent believing their salary is … Your net family income will not be that high, one of you will likely give up work to look after the kids as they grow up, because child-care costs make it pointless to stay working. I started as a graduate structural engineer in a big corporation (London) on £27k now after 4 years and being nearly chartered I have £37k. Ralf. A funny story about Steve Jobs was tweeted out by Evan Doll, a cofounder of the news-reading app Flipboard, while he was working at Apple. OP here, I'm finishing my degree, so I don't know much. they are well paid because banks make more money than engineering companies, but they can lose their jobs pretty quickly as well, and watching TV recently, their esteem in the publics’ eyes has fallen quite a bit. Ever since the ending of students grants and replacement with loans, the legal profession has been absolutely flooded with youngsters desperate to get into an apparently well-paid profession. I love engineering but my seniors during the internship with very honest with me, their salaries were stuck at £40k and three guys leading the department were accountants and salesmen. You had no chance to meet them in your career and this does not mean they do not exist. Firstly because they can pay them peanuts and second because we’ve got graduate managers hiring graduate engineers. They work some god awful hours and contribute more to society than software engineers? I left the UK two years after graduating having realised that the “engineering profession” offered little security and limited financial upside. I wouldn’t have expected that. With MacDonalds store managers earning 32k per year, 4 years of university and arguably the hardest degree you can do should put you in a better position than that!!! Most of the graduates have no clue what they do, and their university training has no value in the work environment. The range for our most popular Structural Engineer positions (listed below) typically falls between $43,034 and $120,432. The lowest 10% earned less than $55,310 while the highest 10% […] Do you mean Premiership? But when compared to other grads who have started in other fields I’m well behind as their companies have rewarded better over the years. They’ve all seen too many episodes of “Suits”. My advice is don’t be so swift to judge. There are so many articles in the Guardian and Telegraph, with loads of comments from people who did engineering, saying they were treated terrible in the UK and given low pay with little opportunity to every climb higher, and that they went abroad to the Middle-East or Germany where they were highly repsected and given double the salaries with little tax to pay. Grossly uninformed comments regarding GPs. This follows what we know about the proportion of engineering graduates who actually swallow the blue pill and enter the financial services industry: it’s just 2-3 per cent – half the graduate average. Bridge/Structural 3 points4 points5 points 3 years ago (3 children), It starts lower than ME/EE, but maxes out higher, [–]yoohoooos[S] 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (2 children). yeah but we actually like our jobs so it all evens out. I don’t think the people who need to know confuse ‘technicians’ with ‘professional engineers’ , though I personally think that it is a good thing that, in general, engineering is something anyone can pursue without necessarily having a piece of paper (let’s face it, CEng is not exactly a rigorous examination). Besides that, the industry is a complete commodity. If you employ the same Structural Engineer on a regular basis, it is reasonable to request your own payment terms on account of the repeat business. They could be treated by a trained nurse on a third of the salary and only sent to a person with a doctorate when the nurse can’t work out what’s wrong. Remember 2007, when the oil price hiked and loans defaulted? This career should not even be mentioned in the same sentence as minimum wage. A plumber is called an engineer. between say chartered engineer, accountant, banker and so). CEng. If I worked as a GP I could get paid as much as £104,000 a year. To my knowledge the only engineer graduates are the engineering director and me stuck in Tendering on thruppence a year. Why do I deserve status? Do numbers add up in this site below? Petroleum Engineering, for example, is generally the best paid with Civil and Mechanical Engineers roughly equatable but paid 1.7 times less then Petroleum Engineers on average in the U.S. How on earth can individuals such as these (I have witnessed many) justify twice minimum wage? I agree with the last comment that the professional body who represent Civil Engineering do nothing to promote the salaries of Chartered Engineers because it is not in their interest. I don’t know what a tapped hole is either. Well the reality is that most architects don’t get paid very well. My apologies, I see MPs have given themselves a 10% payrise therefore their new salary will be £74k so the assertion that Engineers are paid a similar or greater amount is even less true than I had thought. However, if you were a GP you’d likely meet and marry someone also on a high income – very likely another GP. YEARS previously. Anecdotes about better-paid burger flippers carry little weight. Otherwise you are looking at roughly 1.5 times your salary which is the brake even point to your employer, if an engineer was paid £100k a year say around £8.75k a month could you make your employer £150k a year as an individual? From my perspective, I think the Graduate term is overrated, its pointless that someone can design a hole if they can’t even drill one. By the time you reach 55 you would have so much money you’d be wondering how to spend it. Medical doctor - 4 years of Undergrad 4 years of Medical school. The other engineering disciplines experience this to a much lesser extent, if at all. Firstly because so many engineers will tell you that they’re underpaid. [–]screwface_6 1 point2 points3 points 3 years ago (0 children). Let’s predict the peak hydration temperature in concrete !! Starting point is a big-picture look at the project. The answer is: they're not. and join one of thousands of communities. Asking for homework help is not permitted. If the masses are confused about it, I’m not sure that makes as much difference as is often said. Done well, with Engineering experience to back it up, I personally believe that Project Management is the more demanding job. Engineers are paid the going wage for their level of qualification and experience. Let’s take a look at why structural engineers play such a key role in the homebuying, design, and construction processes. The fundamentals of capitalism which allow those few who earn outrageous amounts of money is funded by the fact their workers earn undesirable salaries and this article outlines this problem quite nicely whereby it shows how underpaid the engineering profession is. All that’s probably happened is that more part qualified assistant technicians have been hired as engineers at 20,000 pounds per annum. So we’ve lost that competitive edge. Not a technician who just applies engineering principles. Some engineering disciplines have starting salaries already at 100k (petroleum). Clients see they get s**t and they pay less cause they don’t see the value in engineering services therefore companies respond by doing things in less time which lowers the quality even more. I initially started as a project engineer on a major UK nuclear site on 32kpa and did this for 3 years. I need your community’s advice. Straight out of university with a degree in engineering design, starting wage of 2k less than myself. 2016-06-08T14:46:03Z The letter F. An envelope. exactly 35K is diabolical, that was good pay 25 years ago for a office worker, not a senior engineer! He was right! With 10 years its around £50-60k. So sorry for your experience but the fact that there are fakes proves there are originals somewhere. Off the top of my head and this list is not exhaustive, these are some of them: Geometric tollerancing, surface finishing, material selection and these are the best ones…..He didnt know what box section was or what a tapped hole was!! The same goes for laser treatment for eyes. [–]monstimal -3 points-2 points-1 points 3 years ago (4 children). That likely halves your family income right there, and has knock-on effects. Exactly as you wrote, “any Project Manager YOU HAVE MET”. I'm not sure - that hasnt been true in my experience whatsoever. The average starting salary figures are not correct! In hindsight it would have made much more sense for me to go down the electrician route than the academic one. I then lost my job in the middle of the recesion and became self employed with a uni friend. Add this up and this position/s is possibly the most diverse range of skills required so where are there any jobs generally earning £45K + per annum. I personally took this route after getting tired of seeing how counting beads with an abacus pays twice as much as doing cutting edge research in engineering. [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (3 children), [–]Enlight1OmentS.E. [–]_homage_ 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (0 children). Here are my clarifications – I am not doing anyone or anything down – I think it’s great when people progress and get qualifications and experience – but some of it is more real and valuable than others. Structural 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (1 child), The fee's on a project may be comparable to the mep, but the amount of drawings, details, and work put into structural tends to be much greater. My starting salary was £28k and has progressed to £30k. Why is this happening? Other sectors may be around the £30k mark. (4) generally hides behind their computer putting together Gantt charts that mean nothing. This does not allow you to generalize to all Project Managers. Some a little more some a little less. Why do civil engineers get paid so little for the skills they posses? What Civil Engineers Do . Inspection and report: $300-$400. is a highly coveted qualification and accords the holder with the same status and salary range as those attributable to physicians, chartered accountants, etc. Project management is not about overpromising and under delivering. The salary in engineering is not low but the effort for reward is highly unbalanced. Aside from being one of the most interesting things one can do as a career, Engineering does pay well. The more money you manage the more you earn. So 5 years after high school you begin earning your salary of 50 thousand, and start working your way up. My experience is that in technical consulting (for which a good engineering masters degree is a good start) starting salaries are mid twenties to 30k, and you can probably get to 2 or 3 times that over 10-15 years. 3 to 7 years of Residency making 42 thousand a year. I think the first problem of being an engineer is that it is a lower middle-class profession. Your skill sets are becoming commoditised. On the Internet, you can find many articles on why should you date an engineer. The recent rise in construction in the U.K. Has forced wages to be better than previous years, however the wages for engineers turned stock brokers/ engineers turned contractors (project managers and the like) after graduating get paid better than their peers who stay in the design office for the first few years of their career. I forgive your time of writing your comments but at £40,000 per annum with steady rise in cost of living, it is actually a joke, for posterity’s sake, that engineers in the UK are being mocked for real. It is simply wrong that a CE or any Engineer, is paid at the levels he is. I have been working as a Structural Engineer for 4 years designing bridges for a small consulting design firm and I make $110,000… and that doesn’t even include the really good benefits I get. Overly insulting or crass comments will be removed; multiple violations will lead to ban. Your profession is a cost centre function, whereas lawyers see themselves as revenue generating units. I suspect there aren’t many project managers that actually create proejct plans, analyse how long each task takes, number of people cost etc. And how many engineers make over 100k? Good article, thought provoking. Over Reinforced V/S Under Reinforced Section | ReactionTest, Guardrails keeping vehicles where they belong, Rank your top 3 Civil Engineering Disciplines. I’m 45 with an electrical engineering degree, employed in the field and only earn £25k. (1) being generally clueless about the job, I try to maintain a degree of scepticism whenever I’m told engineering graduates are high earners. I think they finally gave him one for appearance's sake. Interestingly, my Johannesburg employer (i.e. I am now 32 and I earn 65kpa plus car and other benefits working as a project manager in the nuclear industry on both decommissioning and new build. If you think it is all about money, then go and try to get into banking. even so the gap between recent graduates and time served professionals has become very narrow. But as with everything else, reward requires risk. Other countries have made it near on impossible to call yourself an engineer, surely the institute of or council of engineers should take on this fight? Personally I find the effort to financial reward ratio in an engineering career is poor compared to certain other fields. If you have a wife or a relationship it becomes unsustainable and you’ll soon feel miserable for commuting 3 hours a day. According to the most recent figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mechanical engineers earned $85,880 on average in 2017. I'd like to know how hanging off the side of a bridge over water in the middle of December counts as a cushy office job. Engineering, however you look at it, is a “Practical” skill whereby Engineers become more skilled as they gain more experience. However, structural engineers who offer more value (with an SE) will eventually make more, it just takes time. It shows the ability to learn and work hard to obtain a degree unlike those in (dare I say it) the humanities whose hardest part of the course is getting out of bed before 10am! The smallest accounts to be paid first. you don’t need a degree to be classed as an engineer. That really is a case of doing it for love rather than money. I have 15 years management experience and 3 years engineering experience and I can only find a role paying under £20k. The quality of our engineering courses have degraded miserably. With a few restaurant visits and maybe cinema or theatre forget any savings. This is now rife in the industry and truly frustrating for those who have gone to great lengths to become qualified. You will also find that the three aforementioned fields have a much better defined career development and training path. But part of the problem here is that our view of professional salaries is massively skewed by the very small number of people (less than 1 per cent of earners) in finance and management who receive more than £100,000 a year, or even the 5 per cent who earn more than £50,000 a year (which includes many engineers). When I first arrived at University the head of the department made a simple statement “If you want to be rich you have chosen the wrong profession”. Marrying a lady and becoming a family is the ultimate goal of any man in the world. I do also question the graduate salary survey as these are typical salaries at large corporates, smaller firms don’t tend to pay anything like this for grads, but that may have changed. Demand that tax and welfare is not socialised at your expense – you are paid more because you deserve more and it is not up to left-wing governments to game the system, buying votes by taxing you and giving the money to people that simply deserve less. If your company is up-to-date you probably have a quality manual and training material where all the terms you need are explained. You will likely marry someone who is a teacher or nurse or has a more lowly job. But the commments were same as my experience, engineers earn much less than in other, higher valued fields. Their remit would be to get the title Engineer protected in the UK as in Europe and prevent unqualified people doing Engineer’s jobs on the cheap. They're always thinking not to piss off the client so they get the next job, but that never seems to hurt the contractor much when he pulls all his games. But as i have said before companies are run by pen pushing accountants they see low wages and can hide away the time taken and quality as that’s not their problem! They show that six of the top ten highest earning subjects based on starting salaries are engineering disciplines. I was out of work for 5! Of course, there are expections to this. Here are the types of license(s) Structural Engineers need to have to work on Structural Engineering … From this you then become an engineer at around £30k-£35k, then with chartership with the ICE, you can push up to senior engineer of around £40k. I started my career at £18k as a graduate structural engineer. If it was true then Supply & Demand would increase the pay. Structural engineers analyze, design, plan, and research structural components and structural systems to achieve design goals and ensure the safety and comfort of users or occupants. As business slices and dices skills and careers (talk to Drs & Lawyers) this will change. Many GPs are lazy incompetent fools who put people’s lives at risk – why do they deserve to be treated as demi-gods? Yeah I agree. The reason for this is likely the availability of engineers from places like China and India who were happy to come work for lower salaries. Use that generalisation in the US or Canada, call yourself a professional engineer without the proper papers and I’ll visit you in prison. One thing worth bearing in mind is that many people get stuck in their chosen country when they discover house prices in the UK have risen much faster than in their chosen work country. We cater for building surveys, home buyer reports, dilapidation reports, valuation surveys, structural engineer reports and schedule of condition reports.. We are UK based with only UK typists, we offer three tiers of turnaround for your property reports, same day, 24-hour and 48-hour. That is the attitude that demeans the title for people who have worked to achieve it. According to his LinkedIn page, Doll worked at Apple during the period 2003 to 2009. I graduated in Civil in 1999 having been sponsored through Uni by an old and well established contractor. To get one new tooth implanted (~£3,000) you need ~3-4 months savings. Grumpy Old Engineer – do you really think that a prject manager in engineering is a more dempnding job than an engineer? Theyre called upon during the design and construction of homes and buildings, and theyre consulted when existing buildings face structural issues. It makes me sad to say this. Structural engineers get paid well. Your problem with your graduate is that there is so much to learn that some basics have to be dropped and can be picked up easily once in a post as much taught may not relate to the job one actually finds after graduating. This is complete rubbish! Compared with Medical, Law and Finance Engineering pay is well below par. UK salaries are Lower than the EU? I think the demand is there the problem is that engineers are not valued. In the UK at the moment, companies recruiting into engineering roles are asking for graduates…. I’m retired, ex-UK with B.Sc., C.Eng and have lived in South Africa since 1971. Dr Harold Shipman? Now I know there are better paid real engineering jobs out there at bigger firms, but there is a lot of competition and it tends to be those that can “talk the talk” that get into these roles. Don’t get me wrong I completely understand the worth they bring but ultimately they generally go home at 5pm whereas we provide 24/7 support to keep things on-air and working. From there I went into IT and then IT/Finance. [–]superultramegazordBridge PE 4 points5 points6 points 3 years ago (1 child). They might chase you as to why things are late but they don’t listen to your explanation. Companies want structural engineers with programming skills, but only a small proportion of graduates can code. CORRECTION An MP does not earn £66k , he gets PAID £66k and picks up another £100k in expenses and gets a fat pension too. A typical starting salary for a chemical engineer fresh out of school with a bachelor's degree was $57,000 as of 2015, according to Forbes.An engineer can double his or her salary with experience and additional training. Hi guys, im working on a presentation about base isolation systems and proof buildings against earthquakes and im trying to finds some information about different types of base isolation systems and which one is the best as I will compare them so please help me . Because there’s a huge lack of qualified Civil Engineers in England and the remaining good ones are overworked to exhaustion. No other educational qualifications are deemed appropriate for registration. He likes maths, and my self (a senior Hospital consultant) and wife, a senior hospital doctor as well, did not want him to push him to do medicine if he had no appetite for it, which he sas he doesnt. I would only advise someone to go into engineering if they truly have a passion for the subject and are prepared to settle for an average lifestyle which will most likely involve more paperwork and politics than actual engineering. Whereas some of the smaller or sub-contract companies may pay around £50k. First, leaving the profession and doing something else for which your engineering skills can be highly valued, think on the financial sector or data science, etc. What an engineer is paid in Columbus, OH, is very different than what they are paid in San Jose, CA. In my later career as a management consultant advising on corporate strategy I was surprised at the very high proportion of chemical/process engineers in senior management positions given the relatively small proportion of the engineering profession coming from that background. There is no fair way to compare jobs, you can argue software engineers need higher IQs so that's why they are paid more. That really lessens the intense university degrees needed to be a real professional engineer. The average salary for a Structural Engineer is $69,434. There are of course those who will view the average starting salary of a mechanical engineering graduate of £26,076 as low, or at least not relatively high. But, also released this week was another figures that counter this argument. So well done The Engineer for throwing some facts into the story. Structural engineers focus on the physical integrity and design of projects such as buildings, bridges, and tunnels. use the following search parameters to narrow your results: Civil engineering: Building and maintaining infrastructure. You need a masters, but you don't get paid more than B.S. Perhaps one of the more important reasons for an engineering/science/nedical degree is that its a degree that actually has some value. Demand that barriers to entrepreneurship are removed, simplified and subsidised. It is not uncommon for Structural Engineers to ask for a proportion of their fees to be paid upon booking or at the time of their visit to the site. Oil & gas engineers, railway signalling engineers, mining engineers, marine salvage engineers, can often earn £90-150,000 a year, albeit sometimes working in rough locations, and often in tax-free countries. However, as I see it the issue is not that the engineer is paid too little – the problem is that the GP is paid too much for the actual job he is doing, which is only moderately skilled, and the current tax/benefits system flattens the income gradient in the £15,000 – £60,000 a year far too much. If Qualified, competent Engineers are receiving better remuneration then it is partly because they add value but also because, today, they are required by regulation. It does have significantly higher annual fees though. Anyway, they love engineers in the city, they throw money at us and London is a nice place to be when you’ve got cash, DL I work in transportation (bridges, O/H sign structures, etc.) Should we leave fossil fuels in the ground to limit climate change? Steve Jobs’s sharp and cheeky response when an engineer once asked why Apple paid so little. Now the reality is that GPs shouldn’t get paid £104,000 a year. The low pay of engineering is a fact not a myth in the UK. Transportation/Civil Engineers tend to work for Public Entities and therefore have much better benefits/entry level salaries. As a Design Engineer, I can’t think of a more responsible position than the creator of the products and services which are sold to generate revenue to pay the inflated salaries of those who bring little to the party. Then the recesion hit and I found another job with the same pay. I totally agree with you. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. as some have pointed out above there is this shift i am getting interview by uni only engineers, who have no knowledge of real world engineering, in fact they have no knowledge of engineering, I know this as I did my engineering degree latter on in my life, and it was basically useless, it offered me very little in anything useful except ticking a box for jobs wanting a degree. 1. We need to commoditise, the lawyer’s skill sets through technology, if we ever want a shot of levelling the playing field, with respect to salary parity. You will not be able to afford to help out your kids or send them to independent school. [–]alpine_engineerStructural 1 point2 points3 points 3 years ago (0 children), That's fair, but for many of us it is a cushy office job, [–]mike_311Structural PE - Bridges 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (0 children). Sadly, I do know that many engineers do get taken advantage of because they basically don’t know any different and when it’s easy to replace you in your job, that’s when you find that your pay is low. (I hv a engineering degree) . I am repeatedly told that my previous design experience does not apply to non-marine engineering, so I am re-training. Salaries are probably rising due to construction interests, but I'd argue that most graduates are going to be pretty useless as structural engineers their first year or so. Well, for starters there’s a skills gap in the market: 67% of all new jobs in STEM require some form of computing, however only 10% of graduates are in Computer Science. This link shows all salaries by industry, sector, speciality, location etc. Because often they are subs to architects, who are not great at getting high fees/hour worked. 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