Design Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Design Engineer is $63,143 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Design Engineer Salary (?
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$46,432 - $89,480
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MEDIAN: $63,143
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Design Engineer Salary (?
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$15.60 - $41.20
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$46,432 - $89,480  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,668  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $7,063  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,347  
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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$44,668 - $92,285  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,619
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.60 - $41.20  
   
Overtime
$21.24 - $52.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,668  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,347  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $7,063  
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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$44,668 - $92,285  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 618
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Job Description for Design Engineer

Design engineers are in charge of creating blueprints and schematics for systems, machines, and equipment. They usually work with a team that includes several members, including mechanical engineers. They follow plans and models to create equipment, products, or models; in some cases, engineers will be given direct orders and will be asked to construct prototypes to test in certain situations.These engineers can be employed by government organizations and industries. They may also work with research and development companies, construction firms, and product manufacturing plants.
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Design Engineer Tasks
  • Conduct analysis of designs using internal tools and ensure each design follows the required specifications.
  • Create prototypes, tests, and make recommendations to improve production efficiency.
  • Design components using computer-based tools or by hand and create specification documents for each product.

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Pay Difference By Location

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Design Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Design Engineer?
Design Engineer in Saint Marys:
"The Work Environment Is Dynamic And Satisfying."
Pros: I get to work on interesting projects with state of the art technology. I get to explore the industry for products to help improve the manufacturing process. I get to build and test my own ideas against real conditions.
Cons: Very little mentor-ship/guidance. Not competitive enough.

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Experience Affects Design Engineer Salaries

National Average
$63,000

Skills That Affect Design Engineer Salaries

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Engineering Design
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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$63,000
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 996 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 9%
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