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Design Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Design Engineers take home an average $61K per year. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and more than half earn vision coverage. For the most part, Design Engineers in Chicago, Ill. enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$45,739 - $85,935
(Median)
46K
55K
72K
86K
MEDIAN: $60,884
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$18.87 - $55.37
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$45,739 - $85,935  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
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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$46,836 - $88,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$18.87 - $55.37  
   
Overtime
$26.63 - $64.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
   
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).
)
$46,836 - $88,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Experience Affects Design Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Design Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 8%

SolidWorks
up arrow 5%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

National Average
$62,000

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 3%

Product Development
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 17%