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Influence of Compensation, Work Experience, and Project Work on Career Success

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Many structural engineers claim that work experience plays a distinctive role in how well engineers drive their productivity. Compensation or salary also plays a distinctive role in how well engineers perform, based on the quantity of project worked delivered rather than on the time spent on the job, and is particularly beneficial for increasing engineer productivity. The main purpose of this study is to determine the influence of structural engineers' compensation, work experience and project worked on career success. This study also aims to (i) determine the type and number of work experience that a structural engineer has; (ii) ability to have knowledge on the structural project worked by a structural engineer; (iii) identify the type of workplace responsibility on the structural project (iv) understand the scope and the construction technology applies on the structural project; (v) determine the different type of projects worked by a structural engineer by groupings; (vi) establish a relationship between structural worked and compensation from work experience on career success of a structural engineer. The findings of the study revealed that structural engineers' work experiences in design management, managing construction, and teaching structural design are significantly influenced by structural engineer's compensation whereas, structural engineer's compensation does not have significant influence on structural engineers' structural project worked.
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