Design Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

A Design Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $59,121 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Design Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$40,547 - $82,925
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $59,121
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Design Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$18.74 - $55.75
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,547 - $82,925  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,830  
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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$42,158 - $89,138  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$18.74 - $55.75  
   
Overtime
$26.48 - $80.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,830  
   
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).
)
$42,158 - $89,138  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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Experience Affects Design Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$60,000

Skills That Affect Design Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 9%
SolidWorks
up arrow 8%
Engineering Design
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Project Management
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
0%
National Average
$60,000
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%
Product Development
up arrow 5%
AutoCAD
up arrow 8%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 14%

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Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 19%
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