Design Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Design Engineer is $65,007 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$49,308 - $92,125
$49K
$65K
$92K
MEDIAN: $65,276
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$15.68 - $39.18
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$39
MEDIAN: $25.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$49,308 - $92,125  
   
Bonus
$99.40 - $8,093  
Profit Sharing
$198.93 - $10,115  
Commission
$3,000  
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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$46,845 - $94,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 4,152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.68 - $39.18  
   
Overtime
$23.54 - $51.02  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$99.40 - $8,093  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$198.93 - $10,115  
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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$46,845 - $94,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 823

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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

  • Design components using computer-based tools or by hand and create specification documents for each product.
  • Create prototypes, tests, and make recommendations to improve production efficiency.
  • Conduct analysis of designs using internal tools and ensure each design follows the required specifications.

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Pay by Experience Level for Design Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Design Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Design Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 3,126 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Design Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 1,218 salaries. An experienced Design Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 714 salaries. A Design Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 337 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,374

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Design Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Design Engineer?

Design Engineer in Milford:
"Rewarding but stressful."
Pros: I'm given a lot of responsibility for someone with my years of experience, so I learn a lot as I go.
Cons: I do not feel my efforts to better my skills are appreciated.

Design Engineer in Milford:
"Rewarding but stressful."
Pros: I have a lot of responsibility for someone with my years of experience, but I feel useful.
Cons: I do not feel my efforts to better my skills are appreciated.

Design Engineer in The Dalles:
"Great autonomy."
Pros: Great autonomy, design experience, hands in all aspects from conception to quality control.
Cons: The pay, the old software, the stubbornness and built in ways of doing things.

Design Engineer in Milwaukee:
Pros: Lots of areas being able to focus in and implement major projects. Being able to work directly with customers and outside resources. Never a boring day on the shop floor.
Cons: Very hard to hard with some older workers partically if in the union.

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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Key Stats for Design Engineer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 754 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Design Engineer Salaries

▲28%

▲19%

▲10%

National Average
$65,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 754 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 11%
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