Automotive Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary

With the highest median pay of $91K, experienced Automotive Engineers with Engineering Design skills make much more than the national average ($71K annually) for those in this field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $68K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $84K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Automotive Engineers with Engineering Design skills make a median salary of $91K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $90K on average. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,379 - $96,229
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$45K
$71K
$96K
MEDIAN: $71,373
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$14.67 - $48.94
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$15
$29
$49
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,379 - $96,229  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,887  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $7,757  
Total Pay (?
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$44,544 - $103,203  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.67 - $48.94  
   
Overtime
$20.60 - $70.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,887  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $7,757  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$44,544 - $103,203  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Automotive Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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