Experienced Design Engineer Salary

The average Experienced Design Engineer earns approximately $77K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $12K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Experienced Design Engineers can bottom out near $52K or peak near $114K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most Experienced Design Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$54,303 - $111,285
$54K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,499
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$21.13 - $48.67
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$30
$49
MEDIAN: $30.18
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,303 - $111,285  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,818  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $15,469  
Total Pay (?
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$51,930 - $114,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 594
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.13 - $48.67  
   
Overtime
$30.43 - $64.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,818  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $15,469  
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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$51,930 - $114,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,065

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For Experienced Design Engineers, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 43 percent greater than the national average. Experienced Design Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+35 percent), Huntsville (+31 percent), Dearborn (+25 percent), and Philadelphia (+20 percent). The lowest-paying market is Louisville, which sits 33 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Cincinnati and Columbus (17 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Design Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 99 votes.
10-19 years
86%
20 years or more
14%
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Skills That Affect Design Engineer Salaries

CATIA
▲3%


Product Development
▼0%

National Average
$78,000

Microsoft Excel
▼1%



Microsoft Word
▼4%

Microsoft Office
▼6%

Pro/Engineer
▼6%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼6%

▼7%

Autodesk Inventor
▼8%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼9%

autodesk autocad
▼10%

AutoDesk
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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