Design Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

A Design Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $59,338 per year. A skill in Windows Operating System General Use is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Design Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$40,134 - $81,203
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MEDIAN: $59,338
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Design Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$18.60 - $56.17
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,134 - $81,203  
   
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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$41,578 - $86,802  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$18.60 - $56.17  
   
Overtime
$26.40 - $81.37  
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).
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$41,578 - $86,802  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Pay by Experience Level for Design Engineer in Chicago, Illinois
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Design Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$60,000

Skills That Affect Design Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 13%
Pro/Engineer
up arrow 10%
SolidWorks
up arrow 7%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Product Development
up arrow 2%
Project Management
0%
National Average
$60,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%
AutoCAD
up arrow 8%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 15%
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 10 votes.
Gender
Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 18%
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