Experienced Design Engineer Salary

Experienced Design Engineers pull down an average of $74K per year. The range in cash compensation to Experienced Design Engineers ($52K to $109K) includes potential earnings of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Experienced Design Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$51,807 - $103,615
(Median)
$52K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,558
10%
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90%

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$20.04 - $49.68
(Median)
$20
$30
$50
MEDIAN: $29.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,807 - $103,615  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,109  
Profit Sharing
$256.39 - $9,878  
Commission
$20,000  
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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$51,791 - $108,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,045
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.04 - $49.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$22.28 - $64.08  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,109  
   
Commission
$20,000  
Profit Sharing
$256.39 - $9,878  
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).
)
$51,791 - $108,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,780

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For Experienced Design Engineers, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Experienced Design Engineers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+45 percent), Huntsville (+36 percent), Austin (+33 percent), and Warren (+20 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Columbus, 8 percent below the national average. Employers in Cincinnati and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Design Engineer Salaries

NX Unigraphics
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Product Development
up arrow 4%

CATIA
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

Project Management
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Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$75,000

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

SolidWorks
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

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

Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%

Autodesk Inventor
up arrow 7%

AutoCAD
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 230 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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