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Experienced Design Engineer Salary (United States)

For Experienced Design Engineers, annual average wages total $74K per year. Cash earnings for Experienced Design Engineers — including $10K in bonuses and $9K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $52K to $108K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction for Experienced Design Engineers is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Experienced Design Engineer Salary (?
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$51,345 - $102,690
(Median)
51K
63K
74K
88K
100K
MEDIAN: $73,596
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Experienced Design Engineer Salary (?
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$19.55 - $52.37
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,345 - $102,690  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,869  
Profit Sharing
$252.83 - $9,000  
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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$51,570 - $107,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 754
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.55 - $52.37  
   
Overtime
$16.34 - $65.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,869  
   
Profit Sharing
$252.83 - $9,000  
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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$51,570 - $107,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
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Huntsville
up arrow 43%
Austin
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Irvine
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Warren
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Houston
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Atlanta
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Dallas
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Detroit
up arrow 9%
Cincinnati
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Portland
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National Average
$75,000
Seattle
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Chicago
up arrow 8%
Columbus
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Louisville
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For Experienced Design Engineers, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 87 percent above the national average. Experienced Design Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Huntsville (+43 percent), Austin (+33 percent), Irvine (+21 percent), and Warren (+20 percent). Compared to the national average, Louisville Experienced Design Engineers have considerably lower salaries, 30 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Workers in Columbus and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).
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Skills That Affect Experienced Design Engineer Salaries

CATIA
up arrow 6%
Project Management
up arrow 4%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%
Product Development
up arrow 2%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%
Engineering Design
0%
Microsoft Office
0%
Pro/Engineer
0%
Windows Operating System General Use
0%
National Average
$75,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%
AutoDesk
up arrow 5%
SolidWorks
up arrow 7%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%
AutoCAD
up arrow 8%
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 200 votes.

Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%