Pay for Experienced Design Engineers sits in the ballpark of $77K annually. Final cash compensation to Experienced Design Engineers varies from around $52K to approximately $113K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $12K and $15K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$53,783 - $110,181
(Median)
$54K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,551
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90%

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$20.73 - $43.85
(Median)
$21
$30
$44
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,783 - $110,181  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,295  
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $15,152  
Total Pay (?
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$51,949 - $113,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 637
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.73 - $43.85  
   
Overtime
$29.41 - $62.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,295  
   
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $15,152  
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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$51,949 - $113,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,125

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Home to some of the best pay for Experienced Design Engineers, San Jose offers exceptional salaries, 37 percent above the national average. Experienced Design Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+34 percent), Huntsville (+32 percent), Dearborn (+26 percent), and Seattle (+18 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Louisville Experienced Design Engineers earning much less — 32 percent less — than the national average. Employers pay around 19 percent less in Cincinnati and 11 percent less in Columbus, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Skills That Affect Design Engineer Salaries

CATIA
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Engineering Design
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Product Development
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$77,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%

Autodesk Inventor
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SolidWorks
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autodesk autocad
up arrow 7%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
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Pro/Engineer
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AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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