Design Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Median pay for Chicago Design Engineers is around $71K per year. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Design Engineers in Chicago. Design Engineers in Chicago, Ill. who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 87 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,840 - $87,816
$51K
$71K
$88K
MEDIAN: $70,540
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$15.21 - $41.03
$15
$20
$41
MEDIAN: $20.41
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

Local Salary 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.
)
$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$50,840 - $87,816  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,560  
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).
)
$47,778 - $90,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63
Local Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $41.03  
   
Overtime
$29.00  
Local 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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,560  
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).
)
$47,778 - $90,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

Mechanical Design Engineer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Design Engineer

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $63K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $77K. Design Engineers in Chicago see a median salary of $86K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $90K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Key Stats for Design Engineer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Design Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

▲23%

▲10%

National Average
$70,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Design Engineer Salaries

Project Management
▲6%

Autodesk Software
▲6%


National Average
$70,000

Autodesk Inventor
▼3%

Pro/Engineer
▼5%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼6%

Product Development
▼8%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼10%

Microsoft Word
▼11%


Microsoft Office
▼12%

AutoDesk
▼13%

Microsoft Excel
▼14%

SolidWorks
▼16%

▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 16%
ADVERTISEMENT