Design Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Design Engineer is $64,017 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$47,482 - $89,343
(Median)
$47K
$64K
$89K
MEDIAN: $64,016
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$15.98 - $40.85
(Median)
$16
$25
$41
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$47,482 - $89,343  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,642  
Profit Sharing
$494.85 - $7,178  
Commission
$-0.49 - $19,653  
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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$45,297 - $92,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.98 - $40.85  
   
Overtime
$22.73 - $52.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,642  
   
Commission
$-0.49 - $19,653  
Profit Sharing
$494.85 - $7,178  
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).
)
$45,297 - $92,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 880
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Design Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Design Engineer?

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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Experience Affects Design Engineer Salaries




National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Design Engineer Salaries

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Pro/Engineer
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Engineering Design
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$64,000

Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1154 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

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: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%
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