The average pay for a Design Engineer is $62,287 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Design Engineer Total Pay (?
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$45,539 - $88,744
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MEDIAN: $62,286
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Design Engineer Total Pay (?
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$15.32 - $41.34
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$45,539 - $88,744  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,418  
Profit Sharing
$597 - $7,157  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
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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$43,778 - $91,767  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,405
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.32 - $41.34  
   
Overtime
$20.26 - $53.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,418  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$597 - $7,157  
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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$43,778 - $91,767  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,405
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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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Experience Affects Design Engineer Salaries

National Average
$63,000

Skills That Affect Design Engineer Salaries

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Engineering Design
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National Average
$63,000
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Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
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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