Design Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Chicago Design Engineers can expect wages of $62K annually on average. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Design Engineers in Chicago claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$48,506 - $87,335
(Median)
$49K
$62K
$87K
MEDIAN: $61,873
10%
50%
90%

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$19.44 - $36.06
(Median)
$19
$25
$36
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$48,506 - $87,335  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$1,280  
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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$47,300 - $90,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 98
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.44 - $36.06  
   
Overtime
$25.25 - $46.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,280  
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).
)
$47,300 - $90,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Pay by Experience Level for Design Engineer

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


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $58K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $73K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $70K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $90K on average.

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Experience Affects Design Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%



National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Design Engineer Salaries

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 8%

SolidWorks
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design
0%

Project Management
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$61,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

AutoDesk
up arrow 2%

Autodesk Inventor
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Product Development
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 4%

up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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